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Stuck in Traffic – 1920 Style (access required)

The “huge” amount of traffic in Downtown Phoenix in 1920.By 1920, Phoenix was booming. The 1919 census reported a population of 29,053. The chamber of commerce happily reported that Phoenix had gained 500 people each year for the past 60 years. After World War I, the use of the automobile began to dominate transportation. Cars were ...

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The Blizzard of 1916 (access required)

This is Main Street in Bisbee on January 21, 1916, the day after the biggest snowfall in city history. The storm began on January 19 with heavy winds that tore off roofs in the Warren District. The wind abated, the sky cleared briefly—then it began to rain. The streets soon ran like rivers. The sky cleared again in the afternoon, but by 5 p.m. snow began to fall, increasing throughout the night until by morning all of southern Arizona from Benson to the Mexican border was blanketed.