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Pearce Mining Metropolis (access required)

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This board and batten shack at the mining camp of Pearce in southeastern Arizona was photographed sometime after 1894, the year of a gold and silver strike there. The shack appears to have been built in two pieces – an addition is tacked on to the side of the main room with a one-by-four. The incongruous address above the doorway suggests that the shack was hauled from another location – perhaps Tombstone. The seated man is identified as Monte Montgomery.

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Superstition Gold Feud

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Celeste Marie Jones arrived in the Superstitions in the 1950s to search for gold. She had some financing – some say from a church in Los Angeles – and she got more financing in the form of food and supplies from Bob Corbin and his partner, Joe Robles, who themselves had prospected for gold in the Superstitions. The two men packed in food every Friday night one whole winter in exchange for a 10 percent share of anything Jones found.

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