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Feb 6, 2008 - Bisbee

Day 57 Wednesday - Heavy freeze overnight, all tanks on trailer were frozen. Left Rodeo & headed for Tombstone. Stopped off in Douglas for a quick look round. Moved on to Bisbee, an old mining town. It was a major copper producing mine from 1877 up until mid 1970s. The mine opened again to tourists from 1976. We took the tour in the afternoon & went into the mine on a small train that took us deep into the mine. We were shown how the rock was blasted & then carted out to be smelted to extract the copper & other minerals. In the evening we...

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Jan 22, 2008 - Bisbee, AZ

We decided to visit Bisbee, Arizona first despite being in Tombstone. Bisbee is about 22 miles away from Tombstone and is best known as a copper mining town. Phelps Dodge had an active copper mining operation in Bisbee which closed in 1975 (Phelps Dodge was actually headquartered here at the time and was instrumental in developing the schools, hospitals, a trolley line linking the town of Warren to Bisbee, and even some of the first churches). The town is currently home to about 10,000 residents who work for the county seat, the school, the...

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Dec 24, 2007 - All Dressed Up and No Place to Go

Sunday morning, we woke at 6:30am to get ready to leave by 7:30 for an 8:00 bird walk in Sierra Vista. After fortifying ourselves with several cups of hot coffee (tea for Fred), we "layered up" and put on our warmest jackets. The thermometer in the truck told us it was 25º. Yikes, this is too early and too cold. But being the hardy birders, we soldiered on. As we drove from Bisbee to Sierra Vista, the temperature was falling, finally bottoming out at 15º before it went back up into the 20's. Arriving at the Environmental Operations Park on...

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Nov 22, 2007 - On the Turkey Trail

Happy Thanksgiving! It was raining a bit when Kevin and I left Las Cruces. We made a slight detour to visit the historic town of Mesilla. We wandered around the plaza, which was mostly deserted and watched a group of nuns in long brown habits pile into the back of a Chevy Suburban in front of San Albino Church. As we headed west, we passed the time by wishing friends and relatives a happy holiday. The skies began to clear, and the mountains in the distance began to become more distinct. We crossed the Continental Divide on the way to...

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Oct 20, 2007 - Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona

The Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona, is lots of fun. We visited the Shady Dell during the last weekend of September, 2007. We stayed two nights in the Royal Mansion. The Shady Dell is a trailer park that is home to Dot's Diner and it is adjacent to the Evergreen Cemetery. It is across a road from south Bisbee and the Lavender Pit Mine. On this visit we didn't do anything in old town Bisbee.

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Apr 16, 2007 - Bisbee, Arizona

Got to Bisbee around noon, driving through more mountains. Bisbee is an old mining town with practically all the buildings in it on the national historic register. The whole town is built on the sides of two hills and the valley in between. I had a fantastic plate of nachos (with muliticolored tortilla chips on a bright yellow plate) before walking part of the downtown area, then went on a tour of the copper mine, which was part of the major industry for the town for years. The last mine closed in 1975 (they also mined silver, gold, and are...

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