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The Old West Highway

The Old West Highway, where history still lives. Travel in the footsteps of legends of the west. Experience 600 years of western history. Take U. S. 60 and 70 between Apache Junction, AZ. And Lordsburg, NM. The Old West Highway wanders through history, weaving an irregular path between fact and legend while following the trails…

A Very Short Story of the Life of Rose Mofford

Rosie Perica MOFFORD is the great and special lady who was born and grew up in Globe, Arizona. Years later when Rose became a household name to the people of Arizona, she attributed much of her success to her wonderful family and growing up in the rural copper mining community of Globe. The Gila Gila…

The Prom – A Look Back

Our museum deals with artifacts, history of “Our Towns”, mining, people that lived here in the past, old houses, businesses and their owners that have come and gone and stories. My favorite part of working with our museum is the stories that people share: the remember when stories. I have found that re-remembering is why…

The Old West Highway

May 18, 2018

The Old West Highway, where history still lives. Travel in the footsteps of legends of the west. Experience 600 years of western history. Take U. S. 60 and 70 between Apache Junction, AZ. And Lordsburg, NM. The Old West Highway wanders through history, weaving an irregular path between fact and legend while following the trails…

A Very Short Story of the Life of Rose Mofford

Apr 24, 2018

Rosie Perica MOFFORD is the great and special lady who was born and grew up in Globe, Arizona. Years later when Rose became a household name to the people of Arizona, she attributed much of her success to her wonderful family and growing up in the rural copper mining community of Globe. The Gila Gila…

The Prom – A Look Back

Mar 14, 2018

Our museum deals with artifacts, history of “Our Towns”, mining, people that lived here in the past, old houses, businesses and their owners that have come and gone and stories. My favorite part of working with our museum is the stories that people share: the remember when stories. I have found that re-remembering is why…

A Candle in a Kyack Box

Feb 8, 2018

You never know what kind of adventure a day in the Gila County Historical Museum will bring you. You might be working as a docent to share the history of our area that are within the walls of our museum or searching for an artifact that someone thinks that we might have or looking for…