Today in Arizona history: July 12 - East Valley Tribune: Arizona

Today in Arizona history: July 12

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Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010 12:00 am

On this date in 1832, William Kirkland, who is said to have been the man who raised the first American flag in Tucson in 1855, was born.

On this date in 1917, it was reported that a burro slaughter house had been set up at the Arivaca Land and Cattle Co. ranch. Burro meat and hides were reportedly being dried and shipped east.

On this date in 1917, nearly 1,200 Industrial Workers of the World strikers were deported from Bisbee by county officials and citizens posses. Strikers were held at the ballpark until a special 24-car train arrived from Douglas to pick them up.

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