Category Archives: Hispanics

Ambos Nogales Face Across the BorderAfter the Spanish conquest of Pimeria Alta, the road from Tucson south became an important economic link for the pueblos, missions and ranchos in the Santa Cruz River valley. One fork in the road headed … Continue reading

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Douglas: “The Smelter City” Cleaned Up To Become “The Premier Southwestern Border Community.” After 20 years smelting ore at Bisbee, the Phelps Dodge Copper Queen mine realized that Mule Pass Gulch “is not a desirable location for a smelter. The … Continue reading

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Scenes in old Ajo, Arizona[click on an image to see full size; right-click to save] The Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend Railroad ran 42 miles of single track from the Southern Pacific at Gila Bend to an attractive mission style … Continue reading

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