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Zane Grey (access required)

Zane Grey is considered one of America’s most prolific writers and a pioneer of the Western as a literary genre.When Zane Grey’s first successful novel, “Heritage of the Desert,” was published in 1910, Arizona was still considered a territory.  Outside of its urban enclaves—Tucson and Phoenix—it was a land of few frills.  Leisure activities bore ...

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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.