Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Travel & Adventure

Arizona Backroads Series

Best Non-Fiction Series -Emmy Awards
Hosted by Marshall Trimble, author, storyteller, and Official State Historian of Arizona, who's been called the state's "most recognizable goodwill ambassador," this series of eclectic programs takes viewers on-location and behind Click for more



Bisbee is nestled among the Mule Mountains, an area world renowned for the diversity of its minerals and the wealth of its copper, and was once known as the "Queen of the Copper Camps." It was founded in 1880 and named after a judge from San Francisco, DeWitt Bisbee, who was a financial backer of the Copper Queen Mine, but never visited the town. Although Bisbee's mines closed in the 1970s, it preserves its history in its mining landscape and architecture. At the Copper Queen Hotel, which was built by the Phelps Dodge and Co. mining company, we learn that President Theodore Roosevelt stayed there; also we're lucky enough to get a glimpse of its resident ghost. At the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum thousands of visitors yearly learn this town's fascinating story, how it once was the largest town in the Old West between New Orleans and Los Angeles, and today is the county seat of Cochise County; how despite fires, labor disputes and mine closings Bisbee has evolved into an attractive community where Art and Antique shops, Youth and Elder Hostels, and Bed and Breakfasts abound. At the Stock Exchange Bar we see an entire wall there is covered with an old green stock exchange board, an historical tribute to Bisbee's roaring past at the turn of the 19th century. 07/09DE IJSCA 30 min.

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