Skip to content

Stories from Our Blog

The History of the Copper Kettle

by Dee Hunt, Archivist In 1923, with no bus service and few cars, attending a game at the nearest high school meant about a seven mile walk-few stopping places in between. Parents objected strongly to this, not only because of the distance, but because of a rivalry which has no modern comparison. Gang fights and…

Globe High School History

A history of Globe High School. Graduates include Rose Mofford, the first female governor of the state, Jimmy Lopez, the hero of the Iran Hostage Incident of 1979, and Larry Perino, at one time the youngest major in the US Army and a participant in “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia, among others…

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…

The History of the Copper Kettle

Jan 14, 2019

by Dee Hunt, Archivist In 1923, with no bus service and few cars, attending a game at the nearest high school meant about a seven mile walk-few stopping places in between. Parents objected strongly to this, not only because of the distance, but because of a rivalry which has no modern comparison. Gang fights and…

Globe High School History

Jan 10, 2019

A history of Globe High School. Graduates include Rose Mofford, the first female governor of the state, Jimmy Lopez, the hero of the Iran Hostage Incident of 1979, and Larry Perino, at one time the youngest major in the US Army and a participant in “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia, among others…

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…

Scroll To Top