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The difference: six months, $10 million and 9,000 square miles (access required)

James GadsdenComputers are great. A person can punch in a few words and become an instant expert on topics ranging from Aardvark to Zanzibar — sometimes. On the other hand, when a computer makes an error, it can spread it thousands of times faster than any human could. For instance, type in Gadsden Purchase Treaty into ...

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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.