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Tucson’s ‘Nymphs de Pave’ (access required)

Peering into Tucson’s red light district, shaped like a thin piece of pie between Congress Street and Maiden Lane at the turn of the century.“The Star has, time and again, complained about the open and disgusting prostitution which is going on in Maiden Lane,” railed the Arizona Daily Star, Aug. 4, 1880. “It has pointed ...

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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.