Donkeys in Naco, Arizona

November 11, 2010
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A herd of donkeys traverses Naco, Arizona on the way to the greener pastures of Palominas.
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Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2010
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Veteran’s Day


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Larry Dever is one of America’s Top 10 ‘Toughest’ Immigration Sheriffs

November 11, 2010
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Larry Dever is one of America’s Top 10 ‘Toughest’ Immigration Sheriffs

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever is considered one of the Top 10 toughest immigration sheriffs in the whole dang United States.
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Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, Arizona – A Century of Elegance

November 7, 2010
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In 1907, Hotel Gadsden was built in Douglas, Arizona. It is a warm combination of carmel colored marble columns, Tiffany stained glass skylights and murals, shamelessly gilded in Art Nouveau motifs that celebrates the wealth of Bisbee copper and the Douglas smelter.
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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 Krentz.
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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 are defendants in the current Department of Justice lawsuit challenging Arizona's controversial immigration law SB1070.
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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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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 labor councils. Cochise County Sheriff Harry Wheeler met with Phelps Dodge officials, and secretly organized a round-up of strikers and sympathizers within two local groups: the Citizen’s Protective League, and the Worker’s Loyalty League. Their members supported the mining companies, while distrusting the IWW’s growing support among Mexican and other foreign workers. These photos are from the Walter Reuther Library, and the University of Arizona’s Bisbee Deportation Collection.
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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 denominated in the bond — on the United States maps, and when the camp was first located, the settlement that sprang up around it was called Mule Gulch; and near by was Mule Pass.
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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 night. These laws were common throughout Arizona and the West. In 1908, Bisbee High's Copper Chronicle was three years old. This excerpt is from The Story of Arizona, by Will H. Robinson. This book is available from Google Books:
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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 both fighting the local mining companies, while trying to survive with their families.
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Hello Bisbee, Arizona!

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

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