Date of visit:
January 11, 2002
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|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
|Site Gallery - Queen Mine Tour
|All text source and site maps extracted from:
Arizona Ghost Towns and Mining Camps,
Philip Varney, Arizona Highways Books, © 1994