Saturday, August 7, 2021

100 years ago today in Arizona: "Tombstone town topics tersely told"

Excerpts from the August 7, 1921, edition of the Tombstone Epitaph, "the pioneer newspaper of Cochise County" in Tombstone, Arizona:
  • Saturday evening the coroner's jury at the inquest over the body of Augustine Garcia, found in a 50-foot shaft below town, returned a verdict that the deceased had come to his death accidentally. The body of Garcia was buried yesterday in the city cemetery by the county.
  • A call from W.C.T.U. headquarters has been received by the local club for clothing for the sufferers of the Pueblo flood. Please leave clothing at Mrs. J.S. Chambers' or Mrs. I. Tracey. The box leaves here Friday.
  • Sam Barrow, St. David cattleman, was a visitor today in Tombstone on business. He states that his neck of the woods has enjoyed more than it's [sic] share of rainfall during the past several weeks.
  • The washouts on the state highway wheer [sic] it is reported that three bridges are damaged, the one at Florence, Winkleman and Rillito recalls the fact that floods are no respector of bridges. It also impresses the need of a road from Tucson to Yuma via Ajo over which route no bridges are a necessity.
  • Mrs. Emily Scribner left today for a month's sojourn on the coast, most of the time to be spent in San Francisco.
  • A good sized stream of pure mountain water is flowing down the canyon from the Divide toward Tombstone. It is the largest stream that has run there for over 20 years and is plenty large enough for trout fishing — if the trout were only there — Review.
  • A party of Bisbeeites who were in Tombstone yesterday enroute to Fairbank, on a picnic were caught in a cloudburst and returned back to Tombstone drenched.

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