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5 Fun Facts About January 29 In Arizona History

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1. In 1858, the Overland Mail Company established a relay station in Tucson, Arizona, marking the beginning of regular mail service between St. Louis and San Francisco.
2. In 1867, a group of Apache warriors led by Cochise raided a stagecoach near Fort Grant, killing seven people and stealing $2500 worth of goods.
3. In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the United States, after Congress approved its statehood on February 14th of the previous year.
4. In 1934, the Parker Dam on the Colorado River was completed, creating Lake Havasu and providing water and power to the surrounding areas.
5. In 1997, the Phoenix Suns retired the jersey of Charles Barkley, who had played for the team from 1992 to 1996 and helped lead them to the NBA Finals in 1993.
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