Gila County Historical Museum

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1330 North Broad Street, Globe, AZ, USA

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Learn the Interesting History of Globe and Gila County Mar 10, 2017
The Globe Historical Society sponsors a few different historical areas like the Old Dominion Mine Park, various other site in the area, and the very nice Gila County Historical Museum which is located in the old Globe-Miami Mine Rescue Station. There was extensive mining in this area in the early 1900s and conditions were not always that safe and accidents occurred too frequently. In 1919 and 1920 a rescue station was built here using the Mission Revival style of architecture and was staffed by a professional group of firefighters, medics and others. The rescue team participated in a number of national competitions winning more than their share and making a good showing in those they did not win. They also made a number of recuses during those years. Today the building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and houses the historical museum. Globe was home to two Arizona Governors, George W. P. Hunt (the last territorial governor and first governor of the new state, and Rose Mofford the first woman governor of Arizona. There are nice display in the museum about the governors, the rescue team, mining, and the different ethnicities that contributed to the settlement of the area and its cultural development. Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday and 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday. Admission is FREE but donations are welcome and are helpful.
Rescue Station Buildings
Gila County Historical Museum
Governors Display
Printing Presses
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