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    Imperial Size Photograph of Mining Town Morenci, Arizona Territory, ca. 1890-1900. In 1882, the Detroit Copper Company smelter was shut down because an Apache Indian raid killed several workers, stole the supplies, and left the smelter riddled with bullet holes. Because of the difficulties with the Indians and the high cost of ore transportation to the smelter in Clifton, the smelter was relocated in 1883 closer to the mining in Copper Mountain. As part of the move the name "Morenci" was given to this new area, replacing the old name of "Joy's Camp."

    Birdseye view photograph depicts a large town with many buildings both commercial and residential. Also note the many rail tracks in town on different levels. A great image from the far East Arizona Territory. Measures approximately 13" x 10".

    Condition:
    Fine, some light contrast, mount has small chips.


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