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Hello Tombstone, Hello Bisbee (access required)

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On July 19, 1902, Tombstone and Bisbee were finally linked by telephone. The mayors of the two towns, like all good politicians, were there for the ceremony. Abraham Hyman Emanuel, mayor of Tombstone talked with Mayor Josiah Muirhead of Bisbee and at 8 p.m. that evening in the first long distance call between the two communities.

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Shivaree (access required)

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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.’’

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Bisbee Newlyweds Die in Earthquake (access required)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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