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Museum of Northern Arizona turns 80 (access required)

A Hopi demonstrator at the Hopi Craftsman Exhibition, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff.Flagstaff’s internationally recognized Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) has the phenomenal distinction of reaching its 80th birthday — quite an accomplishment for a private museum in a rural setting. Since its one-room beginnings in the Flagstaff Woman’s Club (near today’s Flagstaff City Hall), ...

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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.