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Gillespie Dam (access required)

A convoy of cars traverses the precarious apron of Gillespie Dam.Gillespie Dam was an extreme obstacle to travelers trying to go from Phoenix to Gila Bend and on to Yuma in the early years of the 20th century. The early road, U. S. 80 went from Phoenix to Cashion to Litchfield Park through Buckeye to ...

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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.