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A miner’s dream: Courtland (access required)

Established in March 1909, Courtland’s Post Office was one of the town’s most enduring features. It lasted until 1942 — about 20 years longer than the town itself.Shortly after the turn of the century, surface conditions indicating a mother lode of copper had people flocking to a site 20 miles east of Tombstone. However, like ...

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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.