By J.P. Gorham

Nestled within the Arizona mountains are numerous small, unassuming cities that belie the significance in their heyday. those cities are all intrinsic to one another for one cause: mining. The close by ranches have been confirmed to feed the miners, and in lots of situations, citizens moved from side to side between them counting on which mines have been wealthy or closed. a few not exist, evidenced now by means of rock partitions or different harder-to-find clues. a few have became vacationer sights. the 1st legislative conferences of the Arizona Territory have been held on the Woolsey Ranch in close by Dewey, the place the 1st construction in Yavapai County was once developed. Indian wars happened the following, and lots of of the traditional assets used to aid the transforming into nation got here from iron and copper mines stumbled on deep in the bowels of the Dewey-Humboldt sector. The cities of Cherry, Dewey, Humboldt, Mayer, Cordes Junction, Crown King, and Bumble Bee nonetheless exist. Others, like Agua Fria, Chaparral, Stoddard, McCabe, Poland, and Cleator, have quite often vanished, yet their pioneering spirit and significance is not really forgotten.

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