Stories and Legends

 

Wailing woman

Bisbee has a ghost that is not satisfied to behave as do the ordinary well-bred kind. Huge boulders sent crashing down the hillsides by mysterious hands, a woman in white who appears nightly upon the hill top, long-drawn out wails as of a lost soul and stones thrown through windows of houses, coupled with many weird, uncanny noises and sights, are making life a terror for the settlement known as “Zacatecas”, composed of Mexican residents at the upper end of Brewery Gulch.......

Headless miner

“Monotony among the miners of the camp has been varied by the appearance of a genuine, spook at least the story of the appearance of the supernatural visitor is given credence by more than one big knight of the pick and shovel. One man reported to have seen the monster is said to be on his way in the heart of Sonora, and is still moving at last accounts.......

 

 

Haunted House

Unearthly groans, echoing through the rooms, unseen people entering locked doors and walking about at will and strange lights from unknown causes are being  heard by Mexicans who attempt to live in the four roomed stone house that was owned by Louis Maure before his brutal murder.......

Tales from the Schoolyard

Mischievous boys who are being looked for by the officers, disabled the school bell at Lincoln School sometime during Tuesday night.  At any rate, when the janitor attempted to ring the school bell yesterday morning he found that the rope ......

jail house

“Day before yesterday Marshall Snodgrass arrested an oldman who to all appearances was a hobo, for stealing canned goods from a wagon. He was taken to jail and as he said he was starving he was given all that he could eat. ......

Stories from the Deep

An old timer in the district by the name of Cannon has unique abode, for which, although he is not the owner, he does not pay any rent and is situated as comfortably as many people...

Mexican Revolution

“Officer Quick yesterday morning answered a hurry call to Chihuahua Hill, returning with mincing steps half an hour later, an arm full of bombs occasioning just the lightest possible tread and just as much care in stepping over the rough places as if he had loaded down with eggs....

Out of the ordinary

“A genuine piece of the precious metal radium is in the possession of the Wren-Herman Company, assayist and chemist, of this city, and while it is only a very small particle of the wonderful substance it is sufficient to show some of its properties by the aid of an instrument. ....

World War One

Marvelous as it may seem, yet nevertheless a fact, the two sons of Multi-millionaire Shattuck, the "copper king of Arizona," are listed as deserters from the liberty army of the United States.....

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