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Howling of the wolves (access required)

On Dec. 8, 1846, just west of present-day Douglas, Elisha Smith died in the wilderness. We may read the details 162 years later in dozens of personal journals because Smith was a teamster for his old friend, Capt. Daniel Davis of the Mormon Battalion. They took part in one of the longest military marches in ...

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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.