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Navajo Bridge at Marble Canyon (access required)

The Navajo Bridge was built in 1929 to accommodate travelers through the Grand Canyon.An enormous hole in the ground called the Grand Canyon, and the Colorado River which runs through it, were often considered impediments for individuals traveling between Arizona and Utah in the mid to late 1800s.As early as 1860, Jacob Hamblin, Mormon emissary ...

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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.