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Today in History: Sept. 1

Sept. 1, 2006

A unique benefit event at the Smoki Museum Pueblo aided Navajo medicine people Danny and Lavina John, and helped them to help others. A fundraiser featured a Native American four-course meal with a twist and a silent auction of works of Native American art.

Sept. 1, 2002

Director Joey Travolta, older brother of actor John Travolta, began filming an independent movie that included scenes in Prescott. The title was to be either "Saguaro Ranch Summer" or "Arizona Summer." The film's producer wrote Prescott into the script because of it's unique atmosphere and charm, and because he used to live here.

Sept. 1, 1997

Daniel Bejar was a familiar face to many Native Americans at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Bejar, a former drug addict himself, was a 100-percent Native American chemical dependency counselor. "I've found a new way of life," Bejar said. "It was a sort of spiritual awakening."

Sept. 1, 1982

Approximately 150 Humboldt families and a junior high school were without water for two days due to a breakdown in the Humboldt Water Company system. A school closure was averted when the water system was restored at midnight. An investigator from the Arizona Corporation Commission said there was no disciplinary action planned against the water company.

Sept. 1, 1957

"A honeymoon was held up awhile yesterday when George and Mary Marfield crashed into a 1947 Chevrolet sedan a mile north of Chino. Their Porsche sports car sustained $300 damage, and the Chevrolet about $150. Both parties were cited."

Sept. 1, 1932

"The proposed Labor Day bathing beauty contest definitely has been called off and it its stead the American Legion drum and bugle corps is going to have a dance that night at the Dells. A decision to this effect was reached last night at a meeting. Not enough girls who are willing to enter the contest was ascribed as the reason for calling off the show. Plenty of merchants were willing to sponsor the damsels but the damsels have proved shy this year for some reason."

Sept. 1, 1907

"A frightened horse running at full speed, ridden by Miss Addie Simmons, a society leader, dashed into the front end of a car last night, the animal being instantly killed, while Miss Simmons, in a shower of broken glass, was thrown into the car. She alighted into the lap of a passenger, who was knocked from his seat and the two fell to the ground. Miss Simmons was picked up and found to be only bruised and cut. The passenger who fell with her was slightly hurt."

Sept. 1, 1882

"In regard to the Pecos Valley, or rather plains, for it has no valley proper, it is difficult to say anything favorable. This is a level zone, averaging forty miles in width, sweeping down between the Staked Plain plateau and the Apache Mountains, which is quite worthless. There is an extremely sparse growth of grass, but not enough to redeem the whole region from worthlessness."

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