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Historic Mining Towns

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This map delivers a multimedia experience that highlights Arizona’s Historic Mining Towns. Each star icon on the map represents the relative location of the town. Hover over an icon and click it to reveal a slideshow and a little bit of history. Zoom in to get a closer look at the “Official map of the Territory of Arizona” historic base map. This map can be downloaded from the David Rumsey Map Collection.

Text for Historic Mining Towns (with the exception of Bagdad) is provided by University of Arizona Mineral Museum at the Flandreau Science Center. Images and captions provided by the Arizona Historical Society, Jerome State Park, and Vision and Enterprise: Exploring the History of Phelps Dodge Corporation, by Carlos A. Schwantes.