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The civilized Johnson mining camp (access required)

Johnson Camp in the Dragoon Mountains, circa 1915.Among the myriad mining towns which dotted Arizona’s territorial map, Johnson is one of the least written about. The reason is simple: its history does not fit neatly among the stereotypical hell raising, shoot-‘em-up mining camps so coveted in Western folklore. As a matter of fact, one historian ...

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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.