Pearce and Sunsites

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Discovery of gold in 1895 brought fortune seekers to the Sulphur Springs Valley, once the stomping ground of Cochise and Geronimo. A lawman turned train robber, an Arizona Ranger murdered by his wife, and a famous artist were just a few of the people who settled in Pearce. The Commonwealth Mine provided resources for a flourishing community until the Depression and the mine's decline. In the early 1960s, the Horizon Corporation began marketing Valley land as a utopian retirement destination for the World War II generation. Bit by bit, Sunsites sprang up just 2 miles from sparsely populated Pearce. Today the residents of Pearce and Sunsites share amenities, a quiet lifestyle, and views of the spectacular Chiricahua and Dragoon mountain ranges.
ISBN: 9780738584737
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author S. M. Ballard lives on Blue Moon Ranch in Pearce with her husband, Brian. Her works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, and she is the author of five historical fiction westerns. She contributes regularly to the Tombstone Times. Authors Anna Nickell and Naaman Nickell used images from private collections, the Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society, and the Sunsites Community Library to tell the Sunsites story.
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