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Arizona Statehood – One Hundred Years

February 14, 2012
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February 14th is Arizona Statehood Day. Congratulations and happy birthday, Arizona!
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Bisbee Deportation Planned at Masonic Hall with Lawmen and Businessmen Targeting Wobblies

November 18, 2011
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The IWW is Coming

Once upon a time in Bisbee, miners and sympathizers were forcibly evicted by a conspiracy of lawmen, businessmen and “good Masons” who met and planned the violent deportation at the Masonic Hall, which is now the Bisbee Mining and Historical Society.
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Cochise County – 1915

December 2, 2010
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Cochise County - 1915

These pictures are from a pamphlet distributed by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors in 1915.
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Lavender Pit Imagined as Enclosed Mega-Building

October 12, 2010
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Lots of imaginative ideas have been floated for Bisbee's Lavender Pit, from making it a (toxic) lake reservoir, filling it back in with reclaimed dumps, and now enclosing it into a futuristic 'inverted skyscraper.'
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Violent Saturday Comes To Bisbee, Arizona – 1955

August 30, 2010
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Violent Saturday - 1955

The most iconic of films shot in Bisbee is Violent Saturday, starring Victor Mature. Lee Marvin is a menacing thug, while Ernest Borgnine plays a pacified Amish farmer. Having Bisbee fill in for a Pennsylvanian town sort of works, but the train scenes are definitely filmed around Douglas, Arizona.
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Scenes From the Bisbee Deportation – 1917

August 29, 2010
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Scenes From the Bisbee Deportation – 1917

On the morning of July 12th, 1917, a well armed band of vigilantes and lawmen rounded up and deported over one thousand members and sympathizers of the International Workers of the World, known as the IWW. Its members favored worker owned and operated industries, and proposed to abolish wages, while controlling industrial production through...
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Bisbee, Arizona in 1917

August 29, 2010
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Bisbee, Arizona in 1917

A traveling writer, George Wharton James, wrote about Bisbee, Arizona in 1917, in a book called Arizona the Wonderland. This book is available from Google books. The following is an excerpt on Bisbee in 1917: BISBEE, THE COPPER MINING CITY OF THE SOUTH Why they called them the Mule Mountains no one knows, yet it so...
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Bisbee, Arizona in 1908

August 29, 2010
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Bisbee, Arizona in 1908

In 1908, Bisbee had three daily newspapers: the Bisbee Daily Review, the Bisbee Evening Ore and the Daily Square Dealer. Bisbee was modern and wealthy, compared to other communities in the West. Bisbee once had a Chinese community of workers that could work by day, but would be required by law to stay inside at...
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Bisbee – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

August 26, 2010
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Bisbee, Arizona is notable for many curiosities and tall tales, and Bisbee folks have often found themselves "between a rock and a hard place." This phrase originates in Bisbee, and has its beginnings in the labor struggles of the early twentieth century. The phrase described the circumstances of the workers of Bisbee, who were...
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Hello Bisbee, Arizona!

August 23, 2010
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Bisbee, Arizona Copper Queen of the West

You are currently seeing a preview of the testing platform for a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP software server stack, known as a LAMP content management system. Linux is the operating system that serves the files through an Apache file server. The actual ...
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