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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:29 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1821, J. Ross Browne, the artist and author who wrote about his extensive travels in Arizona, was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Thursday, Feb. 12

On this date in 1871, Maricopa County was created by carving 5.4 million acres out of the original four counties: Pima, Yuma, Mohave and Yavapai.

On this date in 1913, the Arizona Mining Engineering Society was announced during a conference at the University of Arizona.

Saturday, Feb. 14

On this date in 1830, Anson P.K. Safford, third territorial governor and founder of Arizona’s public school system, was born.

On this date in 1908, Emilio Carillo, a pioneer settler of Tucson, owner of Rossi’s Cafe in Tucson and a ranch at Tanque Verde, died.

On this date in 1912, President Taft signed the Statehood Bill making Arizona the 48th state.

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