The history of Bisbee Arizona is the history of Copper mining. Visit the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum for a good overview of the times and then jump on a tour of the Queen Mine with one of the original miners. Scroll down to read the articles that may interest you.
Bisbee, Arizona boasts an exciting piece of baseball history. It is home to the Warren Ballpark, considered the oldest continuously used professional baseball venue in the country. The field was built in 1909, five years before Wrigley Field in Chicago!
Bisbee is an interesting town with a compelling history. An old mining town it was able to rebrand itself as a quirky Arts Community. The houses in Old Town Bisbee are well cared for and decorated. Take a walk with Mike Foster while he shows off some of the homes …Continue reading
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 KBRP …Continue reading
Southern Arizona is an interesting mix of modern life and ancient tradition. Here is one of those stories in the Mule Mountains close to Bisbee. Enjoy. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves to educate people about …Continue reading
Thanks to Mike Anderson to whom we owe this article. Many of the people who lived and worked in Bisbee during its early years were immigrants. During the second decade of the 20th century, when the city’s population was at its peak, approximately 40 percent of its population were from …Continue reading
(Reproduced with the permission of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum.) In September of 1928, Amilia Earhart was one of the most famous women in the world. Three months earlier, she had become the first woman to fly the Atlantic and, along with her flight crew, was honored with a …Continue reading
Mike Anderson, Bisbee historian, sent us this piece recently. Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was Bisbee’s first resident comedian. For years now Bisbee has been the home of well-known stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope, but, as it turns out, Stanhope wasn’t the first famous and successful comedian to make his home in the …Continue reading
(The following story was written by Mike Anderson, a Bisbee resident and historian. It was written for Southern Arizona Guide in Summer 2020.) Bisbee’s Evergreen Cemetery, like many historic burial grounds, is a monument to the community’s past. Its most prominent occupants include George Warren, one of the earliest prospectors …Continue reading
Law of Necessity by James Rhodes is an historical fiction about the Bisbee Deportation of 1917. Warning. Published in 2013, this book is only available as an eBook or Kindle book. For some of us that might be a problem. The subject of the Bisbee Deportation has fascinated me for …Continue reading
(Part I saw Takeo laid off from Phelps Dodge in Morenci during the Depression after he witnessed the Bisbee Deportation. He was Japanese in a White Man’s Mining Camp. By all accounts he was welcomed into White society. Then came the attack on Pearl Harbor and all Americans of Japanese …Continue reading