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Fort Defiance (access required)

Fort Defiance at the turn of the century.Situated in Bonito Canyon at the junction of Bonito and Black creeks, Fort Defiance — pictured here at the turn of the century — was established in 1851, in what then was Bernalillo County, New Mexico Territory. It was the first military post established in what would ...

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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.