History

George Warren Bisbee Arizona

Opening of the West

 

Few people truly wanted to leave the relative comfort of the largely developed Eastern or Midwestern U.S. in the mid or late 1800s. There were forces which pushed them out of this comfort and attractions that pulled them to the undeveloped west..... pdf download

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Discovery to 1900

 

During the late 1870s, the southeastern part of the Arizona Territory was a hostile and dangerous place.  A lack of water and an abundance of warlike Apaches, American outlaws and Mexican bandits kept all but the foolish and desperate away..... pdf download

Gardner mine Bisbee Arizona

Mining history 1900 - 1930

 

By the end of the 1890s, the Copper Queen was the only producer in the Warren Mining District, but it did not hold all of the property....... pdf download 2.18 mb

Mining history 1930 - 1975

 

Phelps Dodge entered the economic horrors of the depression with substantial cash reserves.  It would be the wise use of this cash which kept Bisbee alive and indeed improved the mines here.... pdf download

Subway & Main st Bisbee Arizona

History of Bisbee 1 945 - 1975

 

The 1940’s would prove to be a decade which brought dramatic change to the United States.  It was during this time, the world witnessed World War II and it seemed
that no matter which city you were from, somehow this great conflict was linked to your community.... PDF Download

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The labor movement

Once established, the unions at Bisbee were varied and often competing.  First came the Western Federation of Miners (WFM), then the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) ..... pdf download

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The mining companies contributed to the community

 

As the American West was opened up by development, the need for the basic services grew dramatically..... pdf download 1.81mb

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Social History

 

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History Gallery

 

Historical images of Bisbee

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Rare Documents 

Rare and obscure  Bisbee documents for download

 

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