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Date of visit:
January 11, 2002

For location of this site in AZ, click on the map:
 Location of Tombstone Territory ...
 

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Site Highlights:
 Easy access
 Architectural jewels
 Mine tours
 Brewery Gulch
 Fine dining
 Expensive
 Walk the town
 Lavender Pit
 Tourist mecca

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Go to first part of trip - Steins Railroad Ghost Town
Go to second part of trip - Tombstone Territory Ghost Town
Go to fourth part of trip - Kartchner Caverns State park
Bisbee - Queen of the Copper Camps
Cochise County, in the southeastern corner Arizona, remains one of the state's better kept secrets. Thousands of tourists visit world-famous Tombstone then leave the territory. Like a prospector looking only for gold, they seek the glitter and bypass many other treasures.

Bisbee is a copper town with more than 90 years of mining history. Because it was the most elegant of Arizona's mining camps, Bisbee has more buildings of architectural significance than any other ghost town featured in this book. Jerome, its only rival, may be more dramatic, hanging off the side of Cleopatra Hill as it does, but Bisbee is more subtle. Tucked into Mule Mountain canyons, Bisbee's back streets evoke a grandeur that even Jerome cannot equal. And, since Bisbee remains the seat of county government, much of the area has been rescued from serious decay.

For a complete historical perspective, click on the link for an extensive narrative on Bisbee. [ Bisbee history ].

Site Gallery - Touring Bisbee
The Mining Museum The Queen Hotel The YWCA
Main Street Main Street Hillsides
The Copper Miner County Seat The Inn at Castle Rock
At the Museum Hippy-mobile Hippy-mobile
Another museum More hillside homes Post Office

Site Gallery - Queen Mine Tour
Touring The Queen Mine Touring The Queen Mine Touring The Queen Mine
Touring The Queen Mine Touring The Queen Mine Touring The Queen Mine
Touring The Queen Mine Touring The Queen Mine Touring The Queen Mine

All text source and site maps extracted from:
Arizona Ghost Towns and Mining Camps,
Philip Varney, Arizona Highways Books, © 1994
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