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For Sale — This Place — And Cow (access required)

This 1937 photo, snapped during the Great Depression, shows how the dire economic conditions of the time forced people to sell whatever they could to get by.When the Great Depression rolled across Arizona during the 1930s, it did not bypass the San Pedro Valley, where this sign — For Sale-This Place-And Cow — was caught ...

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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.