The old town of Bisbee, Arizona
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The old town of Bisbee, Arizona

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A detachment of Army Scouts and Cavalrymen discovered rich deposits of copper, lead and silver in 1877 leading to the establishment of mining claims and a prosperous mining industry in Bisbee, Arizona. Currently the county seat of Cochise County, Bisbee is still a mining center but much of the town has moved a few miles south. The older parts of the town are located in a steep canyon and are known as an artists community and now has art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses, book stores and specialty shops. At one point, Bisbee was likely the largest city in the Arizona Territory, but time and mine closings have taken their toll. Bisbee is now known primarily for it picturesque streets and old houses. The Bisbee mines produced 8 billion pounds of copper, 102 million ounces of silver and 2.8 million ounces of gold along with millions of pounds of zinc, lead and manganese. For more information see http://www.cityofbisbee.com/bisb_history.html

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