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The Sad Fate of San Agustin (access required)

The second San Agustin Cathedral in the late 1890s.When Father Donato Rogieri came to what was then New Mexico Territory in 1862, to shepherd the souls of largely Mexican-Catholic Tucson, he found a church in ruin on the west side of the Santa Cruz River at what today is called the Convento Site. Built in ...

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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.