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Obsession with the Dutchman (access required)

Walter Gassler in the Superstition Mountains in 1936.Lust for gold has sent many prospectors to Arizona’s Superstition Mountains in search of the Lost Dutchman Mine. Many followed the enigmatic clues left by the Dutchman himself, Jacob Waltz: “From my mine you can see the military trail, but from the military trail, you cannot see my ...

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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.