A record 6.8 inches of snow fell in Tucson 47 years ago, Dec. 8, 1971. Tucsonans had a little difficulty handling the unusual substance, but it began melting almost immediately after sunrise.

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Trees covered with snow illuminated by the street lights. December 9, 1971. Arizona Daily Star file photo.

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Children playing in the snow at school yard. December 9. 1971. Arizona Daily Star file photo.

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