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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:27 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

On Wednesday, March 25, 1901, prospectors discovered gold four miles from Wickenburg, sparking a rush of placer miners to the Hassayampa River.

On this date in 1902, The Arizona Daily Star reported that an oil gusher had been struck near Kelvin in Pinal County on land bonded to the Standard Oil Company.

Thursday, March 26

On this date in 1902, The Clifton Copper Era reported on the need for direct mail contact between Blue River Country and Clifton. Although the distance between the two was 40 miles, letters traveled a roundabout route of more than 1,000 miles, which took about two weeks.

Friday, March 27

On this date in 1906, The Arizona Daily Star announced that it would start furnishing daily weather forecasts transmitted by the Consolidated Telephone, Telegraph and Electric Co.

On this date in 1906, it was announced that an increase in the price of beer to 10 cents a glass would take effect March 31, due to increased liquor license costs in Pima County.

Saturday, March 28

On this date in 1884, O.W. Sample, William Delaney, Dan Dowd, Tex Howard and Dan Kelly were hung from a single gallow in Tombstone for the murder of four people, including a pregnant woman, during the robbery of a store.

On this date in 1886, Albert Rex Buehman, a well-known Tucson photographer and son of Henry Buehman, who was one of Arizona’s earliest pioneer photographers, was born.

On this date in 1906, The Bisbee Cemetery Committee announced that due to a donation from Col. William C. Greene, an iron fence set in concrete would be erected around the Bisbee Cemetery.

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