Powering the states economy with jobs and other needful improvements in the form of highways, buildings and economic contributions. Park discusses the added element of the mexican labor work force in arizona s copper mining industry and its complex role in the labormanagement conflict, including its threat to successful unionization, which was a factor in bisbee as well. Both books contain many excellent historical photographs. Aug 21, 2015 it is thorough with its discussion of the history and locations of mining tramways in the west, including arizona.
It is one of the largest mining and processing complexes in the world. From fiction books touting wyatt earp as the lion of tombstone to nonfiction books on the history of the famous town. Mining tours from prospectors coming to strike it rich in the 1800s to the more modern mining practices of today, southern arizona is full of mining history. This collection contains holograph record books, 2 volumes, of mixtures, 18911896, and sales, 18931895. Hundreds of towns in arizona owed their longevity or in many cases their ephemeral existence based upon the productivity of the local mines. He mentions some that i was aware of and many that i did not know. The first military establishment was a temporary post overlooking the farms at west clear creek. It also holds interests in the taylor deposit and the hermosa property. Frequently asked questions arizona mining, mineral and.
The diary of sarah agnes prine, 18811901 by nancy e. International geology and mining history publications and maps. I used it recently on a trip to arizona and found it to be an invaluable guide. Over 40 mining districts and 150 various mines are covered in this book not to mention general claims and areas discussed. Apr 01, 2016 over 250 mining related images appear in this volume to represent arizona s place as one of the great mining centers and mineral producers in the world.
Its inception was at the urging of greenway and curley. Jerome, arizona also jerome, az has a rich history. Your onestop source for new, rare and outofprint information on the mining and mineral industry. American mining history in arizona begins after the americanmexican war in the 1840s. The ahs northern division manuscript collections are located in the special collections department of northern arizona universitys cline library, 1001 s. Stories and legends about the town of jerome, arizona. A panoramic history of a frontier state by marshall trimble this is the first book published by arizona s state historian and was the best comprehensive history of the state, covering topics such as the hohokam, spanish entrada, fur trappers, transportation, military encounters with native tribes, mining, ranching and damming the rivers.
Kingman sampling works was a company operated in kingman, mohave county, ariz. The replica mining exhibit upstairs is pretty cool and the rock mineral precious metals exhibits are fascinating. The spanish were the first europeans to explore the verde river area in the 16th century. Marshall trimble has taught arizona and western history since 1972 and is head of the southwest studies culturalhistorical program at scottsdale community college. Roadside history of arizona by marshall trimble, paperback. Let the right local interest books introduce you to arizona on a truly intimate level. The topten musthave books on arizona history true west. George cooke, who was the commander of the mormon battalion, western mining and the mining men. The murphy mining company was a mining company operating the crown king mine and other claims in yavapai county, arizona. Park discusses the added element of the mexican labor work force in arizonas copper mining industry and its complex role in the labormanagement conflict, including its threat to successful unionization, which was a factor in bisbee as well. The history of jerome, arizona is a much longer one than that of the town itself. Arizona mines by county apache county mines 286 mines cochise county mines 1,066 mines.
In the 1850s prospectors from the playedout gold fields of california began exploring more of the american west in search of gold and silver. The history of mining in morenci, arizona is still being written. Cleator was established in 1864 as a placer gold mining site under the name turkey creek mining district. Basic history is provided for each entry, along with directions and road conditions. A burgeoning mining industry stimulated early growth in the arizona territory, and by 1864 nearly 25 percent of the male, nonnative populace was prospectors. Home to the arizona historical society library, archives, and artifact collections, it is a destination for researchers of arizona history. To experience a mining themed escape room activity based on the history of the area, visit the lost dutchman room at escape rooms mesa owned by the superior and queen valley book authors. Its the premier magazine in the state, produced by the arizona department of transportation. It was during this time, the world witnessed world war ii. Covers chapters on hispanic mining in arizona, arizonas silver belt, mines of tiger and superior, women in mining, along with short stories related to mining folklore.
Feb 10, 2020 the cliftonmorenci mining district in eastern arizona has a long history of mineral production. The company holds 100% interest in the hermosa property, which includes patented mining claims totaling an area of approximately 535. The rest of the book is devoted to the various gold districts in the state. This impressive volume on arizona mining covers many historical aspects from the mines to the minerals to the transportation and extraction methods. The 1940s would prove to be a decade which brought dramatic change to the united states. An encyclopedic look at the tucson mountains from a to z, available at antigone books, cat mountain emporium, the arizonasonora desert museum and the arizona geologic surveys arizona experience store. The history of mining in as large a territory as is embraced in arizona is difficult to coordinate. By the 1870s a plethora of hardrock mines were yielding prodigious volumes of copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold ore. Arizona president 197071 council on americas military past. The cliftonmorenci mining district in eastern arizona has a long history of mineral production. William ascarza is an archivist, historian and author of five books, including southeastern arizona mining towns and zenith on the horizon. The photograph, ephemera, and oral history collections are temporarily located at the tempe. The 1903 mexican affair at clifton journal of arizona history 18.
Published in 1884, history of arizona territory remains to this day a tremendous visual resource for the american west. The ammnre museum under the ua office of research, discovery and innovation was established as a natural resources museum that will showcase ua research and innovation in the mining, mineral, timber, livestock and agricultural industries. City of influence by brian levine, a quick history. Southeastern arizona mining towns images of america and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. These 18 rare photos show arizona s mining history like never before its no secret that mining has played an important role in arizona s history. History as the oldest community in the valley, the town has a unique history, dating back to the early 1860. Familyoriented exhibits include a mining tunnel and a handson recreation of 1870s tucson. Would like to promote discussion of the history of mining in arizona, from the earliest times until today. Each district had its start, to a large extent, independently of. Also a cowboy singer and poet, humorist, and bestselling author, trimble is dedicated to bringing his native state s history and folklore to life through print, performance, radio. Allow us to take you on a trip to discover the hidden treasure of arizona, beyond the grand canyon and its unique cultural aspects. Labor strategies in northern rhodesian copper mines, 19261936 by jane l. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Powering the states economy with jobs and other needful improvements in the form of highways, buildings and economic contributions toward additional infrastructure needs, mining is arizona s heritage and livelihood.
Minerals, mining geology, and miners of bisbee arizona. It lies along the road that has replaced murphys impossible railroad between cordes and crown king. The museum hosts special lectures and annual events. Starting in 1849 as many as 50,000 people traveled through arizona on the way to the california gold fields. Abandoned mine history arizona state mine inspector. With over 90 years of history, it is one of a few businesses still in operation from the early days of the community, although it has changed locations several times. Collection includes correspondence, minutes of stockholders meetings, financial and legal papers relating to the crown king mine and. For hundreds of years, people have tried to find their fortune, or at least improves their lives, mining arizona s mineral riches. Each district had its start, to a large extent, independently of the others. Southeastern arizona mining towns images of america. He was a professor of history at arizona state university and served as a past president of the mining history association. Arizona ghost towns and mining campsa travel guide to. It is fitting that the second volume of history of mining in arizona has been published in time for distribution at the 1992 society for mining, metallurgy, and exploration meeting in phoenix.
Although its main business was copper mining, jeromes lasting business was the creation of a legend. An encyclopedic look at the tucson mountains from a to z. Ajo continued as the quintessential southwestern mining town, with occasional strikes and shutdowns, until 1983. Before jerome was jerome it was the site of a small dig mined by the local yavapai tribe. The life and spirit of a wonderful woman by anna r. Arizona mining history arizona was a remote and rugged territory at the time of the california gold rush. While both museums are in development under the university of arizona, they are different institutions. Reviews of books related to australasian mining history and viagra sale prices heritage are added by members. A little history is given on the types of gold deposits that are formed in arizona and some arizona gold mining history. It lies along the road that has replaced murphys impossible railroad between cordes and crown king cleator was established in 1864 as a placer gold mining site under the name turkey creek mining district.
History and nature, southeastern arizona mining towns, zenith on the horizon. Miamis inspiration mine once supplied nearly 4% of the nations copper. Premium members are able to view larger versions of this map. Here is an alphabetical list of books about mining, prospecting, mines, miners, mining history, economic minerals, mining engineering, and some geological, geotechnical, and petroleum engineering, compiled by a science librarian, that are currently available. This volume is a compilation of 105 articles published under the heading of mine tales, a monday column in the arizona daily star. Over 250 mining related images appear in this volume to represent arizona s place as one of the great mining centers and mineral producers in the world. It is thorough with its discussion of the history and locations of mining tramways in the west, including arizona. A history of mining on the kenai peninsula, alaska by mary j. Arizona was a remote and rugged territory at the time of the california gold rush. Mining and memories delves, photographically, into several of arizonas scarcely settled mining and farming areas. Fortunately, many excellent books and articles are available that tell the story of its discovery and development, the many important people involved, and the technological innovations made there.
The displays are so informative, they cover the history of the mining industry and the history of bisbee itself. By the 1860s large discoveries of gold were occurring in the bradshaw mountains, especially along the hassayampa. The collection consists chiefly of two account books kept by the worlds fair mine in harshaw, arizona and records the purchase of supplies for the mining camp. Click on the image or title for additional information and availability. However, more general history books will only reveal so much about this truly incredible state.
It led to commerce boom and bust, brought in thousands upon thousands of american settlers, and has been the catalyst of some controversial history and legislature over the decades. Members receive the quarterly newsletter, mining history news, with concise articles on mining history, timely information on association activities including the annual conference programs, and notices of new mining history books. Take exciting and informative tours through a number of active and inactive mines, and experience the rich history of this area. Mining played an integral part in the history of arizona and continues to do through the present and future. It was during this time, the world witnessed world war ii and it seemed. Oatman is a village in the black mountains of mohave county, arizona, located at an elevation of 2,710 feet 830 m. History of arizona territory showing its resources and. Jan, 2020 his other books are chiricahua mountains.
Over the years there have been many books written about the old mining camp of tombstone. Binding in overall fair to good, interior in very good condition. Few stayed and prospected however as the arizona territory was harsh and the apache indians were extremely hostile to outsiders. If youre planning to cruise arizona looking for ghost towns, this book will be a great help. It explores for zinc, lead, silver, manganese manto oxide, copper, and gold deposits. Settlers first began migrating into the verde valley because of the mining industry. Binding heavily rubbed along spine and joints, with abrasion to leather.1145 855 228 1119 964 973 870 362 520 765 46 1016 620 142 639 209 1638 1527 407 694 1042 943 62 912 444 463 440 1258 815 1332 1356 91 572 1329 194 447