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According to Arizona folklore, "Globe City" was named for an extremely large globe-shaped silver nugget found along Pinal Creek in the 1870s. The town site, nestled in the foothills of the Pinal Mountains, was laid out in 1876, and miners and prospectors soon flooded the camp, joining ranchers already in the area. In 1881, Globe was named the county seat of Gila County, allowing for the continued growth and development of mining, ranching, and commerce. Many Arizonans who helped shepherd the Territory of Arizona into statehood came from Globe, including the state's first governor, businessmen George W. P. Hunt. Today Globe is a thriving community of 7,500 residents who take pride in their town's unique historic legacy.
ISBN: 9780738548333
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dr. Wilbur “Bill” and Lynn Haak moved to the Globe area in 1981 and, within a few short weeks, were involved in the Gila County Historical Museum. Now retired, Bill is the museum's director and Lynn serves on its board of directors, as well as on the board of the Arizona Historical Society and on the Arizona History Convention Committee. In this new volume, the authors present more than 200 images drawn from the archives of the Gila County Historical Museum and their own personal collection.
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