Superior and Queen Valley

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Superior and Queen Valley share a rich history. Superior began with the establishment of Generals Stoneman and Crook's military installation to ward off Apache raids in the 1870s. Soon thereafter, while digging for a new road, a soldier named Sullivan discovered Arizona's richest silver deposit, later known as the Silver King Mine. Then with the help of Col. Boyce Thompson, who developed the Magma Copper Company, Superior also became Arizona's biggest copper operation. In 1915, Queen Valley began with Hart Mullins, the area's first official homesteader. Hart worked as a Superior Route stagecoach hand and helped develop a route from Phoenix through Superior and Queen Valley. Today both Superior and Queen Valley remain two towns where the rich history and close-knit community culture of the Old West are alive and well.
ISBN: 9780738579658
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 224
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Carol Schumacher and Danielle Tomerlin reveal the governmental, environmental, economic, and societal conditions that created and sustained these towns. Utilizing a wide variety of resources, including the Queen Valley Historic Society, Superior Chamber of Commerce, and Pinal County Historical Society, they outline the reasons these towns did not become just two more ghost towns in the desert.
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