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Coppertown: Life in Bagdad, Ariz.

The Bagdad Freeport-McMoRan copper mine dominates both the landscape and the town's collective psyche. Its fate determines whether the town is doing well or poorly. This is the quintessential company town a�� one where the company owns all the houses and businesses a�� and it exists expressly to serve the mine.

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