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San Diego, ‘Arizonia’ (access required)

Gov. George W. P. Hunt at the Santa Fe station in San Diego in September 1917.The boundary of Arizona has long been a work in progress. When the United States was negotiating with Mexico over the location of the international boundary in the early 1850s, many politicians believed “the whole country was thought to be ...

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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.