Governor Hunt

Less than 20 years after his 1881 arrival in Globe, George W. P. Hunt advanced from ”slinging hash” at Pasco’s Restaurant to the presidency of the Old Dominion Commercial Company.  During this time, he became involved in politics.  He served seven terms on the Arizona Territorial Legislature and was elected president of the Arizona Constitutional…

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Early Fires

1901 Fire As reported in the July 4, 1901 Arizona Silver Belt The third disastrous fire in the history of Globe destroyed 25 buildings on north Broad Street occurring on July 2, 1901.  At about half past four o’clock, the fire has its beginning in one of the rear rooms of the Allison lodgings over…

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Fire Alarm Exhibit

Gamewell Telegraph Fire Alarm Exhibit 2/27/2019   History Developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication.  It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations. In addition to helping invent the telegraph, Samuel Morse developed a code (bearing his name) that assigned…

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Linotype

Mel Van Dusen presents the Linotype (model #5) as demonstrated by Jim Gard at Willys Peck’s printing museum.

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OD Drone-Video

Drone video of the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park combined with photos of the mine. https://gilahistoricalmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ODDroneWM_01.mp4

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OD Park Map

To get to the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park from the Gila County Historical Museum, turn right onto N. Broad, US 60, and travel southeast for a 1/3 of a mile, turn left onto Murphy St. continuing to Malachite St and turn left to enter the park.

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Miami Copper Mining Method

Ore production from the Miami Copper Company began early in 1911 and by 1924 it was faced with the exhaustion of the higher grade copper ore.  If a new mining method could not be developed, the mine would no longer be viable.  The miners could either come up with a new way to extract the…

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Globe 1877 Christmas

The first Christmas celebrated in Globe was in 1877.  This post is a video using a diaorama carved from wood by Bob Williamson, images from the museum’s photo collection and a narration of the 1877 story. https://gilahistoricalmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Christmas1878EditedAudioWM.mp4

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