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Consolidated National Bank (access required)

“Ripping off the roof early this morning, workmen commenced demolition of the former home of the Consolidated National Bank,” penned the Arizona Daily Star in November 1928. “The work is preparatory to laying the foundations for the new 10-story skyscraper…to be erected at the southeast corner of Stone Avenue and Congress Street.” In fact, the Star ...

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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.