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Olive Oatman (access required)

Olive OatmanSome 20 miles west of Gila Bend, along the Gila River, lays the grave of a bloody, early chapter in Arizona history. The Oatman massacre was a very early prelude to the relationship between Native Americans and the settlers who were coming to the West.Royce Oatman was born at Middletown Springs, Vt. in 1809. ...

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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.