Get Ready for the Bisbee 1000, October 21, 2017

Bisbee Save Our Stairs

The Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb was held last weekend, October 15, 2016 in Bisbee, Arizona. This event has been gaining in popularity for 26 years. Not unlike the All Souls Procession in Tucson, the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb is Bisbee’s signature event of the year. It is safe to say … Continue reading

The Devastating Southern Arizona Earthquake of 1887

An adobe home destroyed by the 1887 earthquake just south of Douglas in Sonor

  Editor’s Note: at the time of the devastating Southern Arizona Earthquake of 1887, there were only about 90,000 people living in all of Arizona Territory. The following account was written by Henry Bethea for The Copper Chronicles, a joint project of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum & Bisbee’s … Continue reading

Southern Arizona Guided Tour Schedule

Tucson History & Libation Tour group in front of the historic Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House.

September 2016 to April 2017 September 2016 – April 2017 (Dates, Times, and Routes are Subject To Change.) Other tours, such as our Ruby Ghost Town Tour, will be added from time to time and announced 3-4 weeks in advance. ) For a description of our tours please see our Guided … Continue reading

Southern Arizona Reading: J. A. Jance; A Review

J.A. Jance

Years ago, when Jim and I visited Bisbee for the second or third time, we had occasion to stay overnight at the Copper Queen to seek out the ghosts of Bisbee, who were said to inhabit this century old grande dame hotel. We were given an impromptu tour of the … Continue reading

Canyon Rose Suites: A Bisbee Lodging Review!

Canyon Rose Suites Sign

I stayed one July night in the least expensive room ($99) at the Canyon Rose Suites and found it a pleasant experience. Built at the turn of the previous century, this old Allen Building was originally constructed for a furniture manufacturing operation. It was acquired by owners Brett & Alison … Continue reading

Big Snow in Bisbee – January 2013

This video shows the homes of Bisbee in a rare snowstorm. Thanks to Mike Foster for this. Just in time for Christmas. For more Bisbee History see our Local History of Bisbee page. For more interesting things to do in Bisbee see our Things to Do in Bisbee page. … Continue reading

Hotel San Ramón In Bisbee Arizona: A Review.

For reasons I cannot explain, Bisbee has some of the very best restaurants in Southern Arizona. Fortuitously, Bisbee also has a couple of fine old hotels. The Hotel San Ramón is one. Bisbee’s historic district is one of the finest examples of early 20th century American cities anywhere. Just walking … Continue reading

Bisbee Grand Hotel Bed & Breakfast: A Review.

I have had the pleasure of staying in many historical hotels & inns, including European castles. Considering their antiquity, travelers have to decide if the experience of living temporarily in a relic is worth doing without certain modern amenities and putting up with a few quirks & inconveniences.

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Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant, Bisbee

Santiago's Restaurant Bisbee

Just about every time I have gone to Bisbee over the past year I have tried to dine at Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant. However, something always managed to spoil my plans…until last week.I had heard a lot of positive comments about Santiago’s as I wandered Old Bisbee taking photographs and talking with the natives. Now I know why. Just walking in the front door will put a smile on your face. The interior is light and colorful, even playful. Very Mexican in the best possible sense. Santiago’s is a happy place.

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