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Arizona’s amazing rangers (access required)

An early forest ranger“MEN WANTED!! Invalids need not apply” announced the poster when the U.S. government sought rangers to patrol their National Forest lands around 1900. The ideal ranger was tough, diplomatic, resourceful and self-sufficient because they spent many hours in the saddle far from the office. Ex-cowboys, soldiers or miners known to residents and ...

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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.