Summer typically brings wildfires to many western states, including Arizona. While Arizona had a fairly quiet 2015 fire season (1540 wildfires, which burned just over 158,000 acres), California’s drought contributed to an active wildfire season, with more than 838,000 acres burned.
Although America had not yet been drawn in, it was inching closer and closer toward its undeniable destiny. Many parts of the world had already been at war for over two years, but in early 1941, Americans were still isolationists. The U.S. economy was rebounding from the Great Depression and many families were still struggling to meet financial responsibilities.