In 1877, an army detail was sent to the Mule Mountains in search of Apaches, but instead found signs of lead, copper and silver. Many would rush to what would later become the City of Bisbee for their chance of striking it rich.
In 1902, Bisbee was incorporated and had been coined the “Queen of the Copper Camps” for its rich mineral presence. By 1974, the mines were depleted leading to the city’s demise until new residents moved in and began revitalizing the city.
Today, Bisbee is a tourist attraction with its historic heritage preserved and a vibrant artist community.
– The Arizona 100 reports