July 12, 1917: The Bisbee Deportation. About 1300 striking mine workers from Bisbee, Arizona were forced by some 2000 "deputized" citizens into cattle cars and sent on a 16-hour ride to Hermanas, New Mexico. They were left there without food, money, or transportation. Many had not had water since their arrest. Amazingly, the federal government had no power to interfere.
The most infamous street in Bisbee, Arizona is Brewery Gulch. Around the time this photo was taken, Brewery Gulch housed about 20 drinking and gambling establishments and over 30 brothels. This image is from the photograph collection of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. .
This is a view of the Quality Hill neighborhood in Bisbee, Arizona from Castle Rock, taken around 1920-1925. Note the young man sitting on Castle Rock in the right side of the image. A board devoted to the ever faithful burros of Bisbee, Arizona. This image is from the photograph collection of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. Discover more Bisbee, Arizona images and artifacts at www.facebook.com/BisbeeMuseum #bisbee #arizona #bisbeemuseum #history