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Today in History, Dec. 4

Dec. 4, 2007

Yavapai County sites received some of the heaviest rainfall in the state from a powerful storm, and Crown King was at the top with a whopping 7.55 inches.

Dec. 4, 2003

A number of contracting companies have already expressed interest in the multi-million-dollar recreational project that was set to take place at Willow and Watson lakes, and more inquiries were coming in daily.

Dec. 4, 1998

Lack of progress on Prescott Valley's town hall and library has forced the Prescott Valley Town Council to start the process to get Cohen Contracting Inc. off the job.

Dec. 4, 1983

"I'm more nervous now than I was when I pitched the first game of the World Series," John Denny told a crowd of more than 200 friends, family, former coaches, media and well-wishers who packed the Bronze Saddle Restaurant banquet room.

Dec. 4, 1958

"A Prescott radio man (Roger Anderson) will appear in a shoot-'em-up Western movie now being filmed near Phoenix."

Dec. 4, 1933

"A series of heart attacks beginning Saturday noon ended in death at 2:10 o'clock yesterday morning

for Mrs. Sarah J. Larremore, 77, of Humboldt, in the Old Ball Park home of her daughter, Mrs. Pete (Jane) Diskin."

Dec. 4, 1908

"'We, the jury, find the defendant guilty of murder in the first degree and fix the penalty as death.' Such was the verdict returned by the jury in the case of Frank Spence, charged with the murder of Edgar R. Sullivan at the Spence ranch, five miles west of the city, on Oct. 22."

Dec. 4, 1883

"The Mexican dollars are being brought into Arizona from the Republic south, and scattered over the country to such an extent that they are really more plentiful than greenbacks."

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