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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1928, The Kinney House in Globe, one of the oldest of the early Arizona hostelries and the residence of Governor George W.P. Hunt, suffered $1,500 damage by fire of an unknown origin. The historical landmark was constructed in the early 1880s and housed many notable people.

Thursday, Aug. 21

On this date in 1865, Fort Mason was established and named after General John S. Mason, military commander of Arizona Territory.

On this date in 1903, a cloudburst in the San Francisco Mountains sent an 8-foot wall of water over Flagstaff area farms.

On this date in 1914, law officers of Phoenix, Ray, Florence and Superior led posses through Pinal County mountains in search of a band of outlaws who had killed a deputy sheriff. Seventeen people were killed in a series of four gun battles.

Friday, Aug. 22

On this date in 1879, the Law and Order Committee hanged two men convicted of murder in the Phoenix plaza.

On this date in 1921, Cave Creek flooded the entire west end of Phoenix. Two feet of water engulfed the State Capitol.

On this date in 1928, five members of a Maricopa ranch family died as a high-voltage line fell in their front yard.

On this date in 1930, a road from Tucson to Yuma by way of Ajo was proposed and engineers began the survey.

On this date in 1933, Southern Pacific railroad offered a roundtrip fare from Phoenix to Tucson for $2.45.

On this date in 1935, Phoenix tolled the city’s bells in tribute to Will Rogers, cowboy humorist, who was killed in a plane crash.

Saturday, Aug. 23

On this date in 1882, two killers were hanged from a tree on the village street in Globe.

On this date in 1928, John Solomon Warner, son of Solomon Warner who started the first flour mill in the territory in 1855, died.

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