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Bisbee, “Queen of the Copper Camps,” and “Little San Francisco.” Following early exploration by Hugh Jones, Cavalry Sgt. Jack Dunn discovered rich outcroppings of copper ore in the Mule Mountains in 1877. George Warren followed up to create the Warren … Continue reading

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Life in old Bisbee went full blast. Early Bisbee residents choked on fumes from the mining operations, especially the Copper Queen smelter seen in this view from near Sacramento Hill looking west about 1903. But as long as the smoke … Continue reading

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[click on an image to view full size; right-click to save; use back button to return to blog] Old Bisbee bathed in fire,flood, smoke and money. This postcard view from about 1918 looks east over downtown. Chihuahua Hill is on … Continue reading

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