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Bisbee From Above: 1940

Bisbee From Above: 1940

May 1940. "Looking down on the rooftops of Bisbee, Arizona. Copper mining center in the Mule Mountains, elevation 5,300 feet." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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You can still pick out some landmarks from near the same vantage point. But the schoolyard view is obscured by vegetation. Due to tourism and artists/writers, Bisbee has fared better than many a former mining boom town.

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