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The civilized Johnson mining camp (access required)

Johnson Camp in the Dragoon Mountains, circa 1915.Among the myriad mining towns which dotted Arizona’s territorial map, Johnson is one of the least written about. The reason is simple: its history does not fit neatly among the stereotypical hell raising, shoot-‘em-up mining camps so coveted in Western folklore. As a matter of fact, one historian ...

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