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Brewer requests increased National Guard presence on border (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer on March 11 requested that the federal government put 250 additional National Guard soldiers on Arizona’s border with Mexico.In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Brewer asked that the soldiers be put on the border under the mandate and control of the Arizona National Guard’s Joint Counter Narco-Terrorism Task Force, which ...

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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.