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The ‘ugliest man in Arizona’ (access required)

John C. PhillipsJohn C. Phillips was elected governor of Arizona on the coattails of the presidential election landslide of Herbert Hoover in 1928. He was the ninth governor, but only the second Republican elected to the post in the young state of Arizona. Thomas E. Campbell of Tucson was the copper state’s first Republican governor. ...

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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.