On this date in 1900, an Arizona and New Mexico Railroad freight train crashed onto a bridge near Clifton. Three people were killed and nine injured.
On that date in 1910, the Adams Hotel in Phoenix was destroyed by fire, with an estimated loss of $ 275,000 and two people killed. The governor and Mrs. Richard Sloan, who lived at the hotel, got out without being injured.
Tuesday May 18
On this date in 1865, the Prescott Post Office was established.
On this date in 1929, Federal Engineer HJ Gault arrived in Yuma to begin the final survey of the All-American Canal.
On that date in 1910, John Gardner, Pima County Enumerator, reported that when he entered a village of Yaqui in northern Pima County, all the Indians quickly disappeared. His total count for the village was one woman.
Wednesday May 19
On this date in 1890, The Arizona Republican published its first issue and would become the Republic of Arizona 40 years later.
On this date in 1892, a line of stage cars was established between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon.
On this date in 1916, private citizens of Arizona left the contract for a solid silver service to be presented to the battleship Arizona. The price was around $ 8,000.