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Al Garza Reorganizes ‘Minutemen’ into Tea Party Activists

October 28, 2010
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Cochise County resident Al Garza recruited hundreds of anti-immigrants as the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, before a string of embarrassing criminal and civil incidents involving co-founder Chris Simcox and other members caused its dissolution.
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Gratuitous Bisbee Photos

October 27, 2010
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View from a porch on Youngblood Hill in Bisbee, Arizona.
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Bisbee Boneyard is “Medical Disposal”

October 21, 2010
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Where poor people and other lost bones come to rest: Bisbee Memorial Gardens. When skull parts and other disturbing bones were found dumped like trash, the local police determined that no laws had been broken, as poor taste is not a crime.
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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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Lowell, Arizona Today – 2010

October 8, 2010
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Lowell, Arizona has some of Bisbee's earlier glory. Here is a photo of Lowell today.
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Bisbee Fire of 1908

October 4, 2010
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Bisbee Fire of 1908

Bisbee, Arizona burns to the ground, on October 14th, 1908. Pictures and text from GenDisasters , posted by Linda Houston.
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Cochise County Fair Preserves Local Traditions

September 16, 2010
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1924 Cochise County Demonstration

The Cochise County Fair has always been more important to the rural folks of the county, than any other local event or celebration. Its an election year, so Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will visit the Douglas fairgrounds on Thursday, September 23rd to cut the ribbon and pay tribute to slain Cochise rancher Robert...
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Sheriff Larry Dever Receives Funding Approval From Board of Supervisors

September 3, 2010
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Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has won the permission of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors to be represented by attorneys of the Border Sheriffs Project. The Board unanimously approved his request in a 3-0 vote on 9/2/2010, clearing the way for the Sheriff to raise funds with Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu. The sheriffs...
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Central School Chosen for Renovation

August 31, 2010
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Central School will be renovated soon, thanks to funding from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
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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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