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Swamped On Main Street (access required)

This is Main Street in Bisbee in August 1908, during one of the worst months of flooding in the town’s history. In a three-week period, Bisbee was ravaged by three separate storms.

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Building the Kaibab Bridge, 1921 (access required)

The Kaibab suspension bridge over the Colorado River was to link Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with the Kaibab Trail on the North Rim. At the time, the only means of crossing the river between the two trails was by small canvas boat. (The closest ferry crossings were at Lee’s Ferry, upstream near the Utah border and downstream at Needles on the California border.) Construction began in January 1921.

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1921: The First Republican-Controlled Senate (access required)

These are the members of the 1921-1922 Arizona Senate, the first chamber of the Arizona Legislature to be controlled by Republicans. The margin was just one vote, but that was certainly better for the Republicans than the make-up of the 1919-20 Senate, which was composed entirely of Democrats.

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