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Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, USA, 82 miles southeast of Tucson. Population is about 6,000. The city is the county seat of Cochise County.
Bisbee was founded as a copper, gold, and silver mining town in 1880, and named in honor of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the adjacent Copper Queen Mine.
Mining in the Mule Mountains proved quite successful: in the early 20th century the population of Bisbee soared. Incorporated in 1902, by 1910 its population swelled to 9,019 and it sported a constellation of suburbs, including Warren, Lowell, and San Jose, some of which had been founded on their own (ultimately less successful) mines. In 1917, open pit mining was successfully introduced to meet the heavy copper demand due to World War I.
In 1929, the county seat was moved from Tombstone, Arizona to Bisbee, where it remains.
By 1950, boom times were over and the population of the City of Bisbee had dropped to less than 6,000, but the introduction of strip mining and continued underground work would see the town escape the fate of many of its early contemporaries. However, in 1974-1975, the Phelps Dodge Corporation finally halted mining operations in its massive Bisbee mine, the Lavender Pit.
The resulting exodus of mine employees might have been the end of the town. Still, as the county seat, the city's economy soldiered on.
The "City of Bisbee" now includes the historic downtown Bisbee, as well as the geographically spaced but administratively combined satellite towns. Warren's small downtown is economically depressed, but its residential district houses a significant portion of the population and it boasts ownership of many public services including City Hall and the elementary and high schools. San Jose, on the southern side of the Mule Mountains, has seen the most new growth in the last two decades, as it is not restricted by mountains. It hosts many newer county government buildings and a large shopping center
Bisbee is also known for high quality turquoise, called "Bisbee Blue".
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02. Main Street, Bisbee
07. This is a mine at Bisbee
08. This is a mine at Bisbee
09. This is a mine at Bisbee
10. This is a mine at Bisbee
11. Queen Mine, Bisbee
12. Miners Toilet
13. Mine Supervisor's Bike
14. Picture Of Mine Workers
15. Miner's Tools
16. Model Of A Working Mine
18. Inside Mining Museum
19. Inside Mining Museum
20. Inside Mining Museum
21. Mine Machinery
23. Copper Queen Hotel
24. Old Building Close To Bisbee
25. Close to Bisbee
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