Quantcast

Tag Archives: bisbee

Shivaree (access required)

TP 062416-620

This illustration of Miss Beautiful in June appeared in a 1912 bridal advertisement for the Phelps Dodge Store in Bisbee. The ad featured such fine merchandise as onyx silk boot hose, long and short silk gloves, parasols, white and beaded bags and lingerie dresses of sheer fabrics “beautifully finished.’’

Read More »

Bisbee Newlyweds Die in Earthquake (access required)

TP 112015[1]-620

Mary E. Rouzer (nee Smith) was a Phoenix girl who married E.O. Rouzer, manager of Bisbee’s Copper Queen Hotel. The wedding was held in Los Angeles on April 11, 1906, after which she and her husband left for a honeymoon in San Francisco. They planned to make their home in Bisbee.

Read More »

Brewery Gulch’s Wrestling Bear

Residents of Bisbee pose for a picture with a wrestling bear in front of Brewery Saloon on the town’s notorious Brewery Gulch in 1897.

In southeastern Arizona in the 1890s a rancher named James Parker caught a bear cub and took it home to raise as a pet. It didn’t work out too well. Parker’s daughter Elizabeth, later Elizabeth Brown, said that as the bear grew it became too troublesome to keep at the ranch and finally her father took the animal, now half-grown, to Bisbee. He gave it to saloon keeper Joseph Muheim.

Read More »

Christmas in Bisbee, 1909

A holiday advertisement in the Bisbee Daily Review from Dec, 19, 1909.

This is an advertising page from the Bisbee Daily Review of Dec. 19, 1909. Led by the Fair Store and Copper Queen Mercantile, the December editions of the Review carried more and bigger Christmas ads than in previous years and were festooned with Christmas graphics – Santa Clauses, wreaths, Christmas trees and toys.

Read More »

The Sanitary Milk Crusade

Milk delivery in the Johnson Addition, a Bisbee suburb, about 1905.

“Local Milk Fails the Standards” announced the headline of the Bisbee Daily Review on June 18, 1914. The following day more alarming news greeted residents as they read “Conditions of Milk Bad in District.”

Read More »

Strike up the band

The Bisbee Boys Band at the YMCA in 1914.

When the Bisbee Boys Band was organized at the YMCA in 1914, the members had few instruments, no sheet music and little musical training. Their first task was to raise money to buy themselves instruments and music books. The band members all were older than 12 (and many closer in age to 18).

Read More »

Bisbee Pioneers at the Norton House

A group of Bisbee residents gathers in front of the Norton House for a commemorative photograph in 1906.

On May 21, 1906, this group of Bisbee residents gathered in front of the Norton House hotel on Main Street for a commemorative photograph. With the exception of the children, all the residents had arrived in Bisbee in the 1800s, and were friends and acquaintances of E.G. Norton, who owned the Norton House and was leaving Bisbee to retire in Maine.

Read More »

Bisbee’s Swimming Pools

Bathers lounge about the Warren swimming pool in this 1922 photograph.

These happy swimmers in Bisbee’s Warren suburb are enjoying themselves courtesy of the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company, which built this pool in 1922 and supplied the water for it.

Read More »