87 years ago today in Colorado River water management history, water apparently was for fightin’ over:
POLICE CALLED TO STOP BATTLE IN STATE HOUSE
Affair Outcome of Argument Between Governor and Senator on River
LIVELY MELEE HAS MANY PARTICIPANTS
Gov. Hunt Declares Blow Received from Opponent Was “Purely Accidental”
PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 26 – Police were called to the Arizona state capital late today when Gov. W. P. Hunt was engaged in a brief fist fight by State Senator Fred Colter. The governor was struck one or two blows by Colter as the climax of an argument in the capitol lobby. Interference by J.S. Strode, secretary of the governor, ended the affair.
The affair, witnesses said, was the outcome of an argument between Hunt, Colter and several legislators on the question of the Colorado river state commission, to which Senator Colter is opposed.
Arizonans have always taken their water very seriously.