A Wonderful Afternoon with a Wonderful Lady

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OSB looking at the Bisbee B it even lights up at night

Bisbee Arizona is 82 miles southeast of Tucson where Africancrab drove from to see little old me. We walked, we talked, we ate, we drank what a great day!!  Bisbee seems to have a â��hippie retirementâ�� feel, long gray ponytails on both the men & their ladies.  I saw more than one tie-dyed shirt on the streets & in the shops.  Bisbee was founded as a copper, gold, and silver mining town in 1880 and named after Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the adjacent Copper Queen Mine.

Bisbee Arizona Main Street
  For you old TV buffs the syndicated television series which aired from 1956-1958, â��Sheriff of Cochiseâ�� starring John Bromfield, was filmed in Bisbee.  Bromfield was cast as law enforcement officer Frank Morgan in the syndicated western-themed crime drama series, later retiled by studio boss Desi Arnaz, Sr., as U.S. Marshal. The real sheriff of Cochise County at the time, Jack Howard, visited the set when the program began and made Bromfield an honorary deputy. The series was actually created by his co-star Stan Jones who appeared in twenty-four segments as Deputy Harry Olson. Sheriff of Cochise featured numerous young actors who later became well-known in the industry: Mike Connors, Gavin MacLeod, David Janssen, Michael Landon, Stacy Keach, Charles Bronson, Jack Lord, Doug McClure, Ross Martin, and Martin Milner.
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In the May-June 2000 issue of Modern Maturity, the AARP highlighted what they called the most 'alive' places to retire in the U.S.  Bisbee was a runner-up as one of the "quirkiest" towns in America.  I know Bisbee will always get my vote. 
Thanks to the Bisbee Visitor Center at toll-free at 866-2BISBEE (224-7233). http://www.discoverbisbee.com
WALKING TOUR GUIDE SHOWCASES BISBEE�S �HISTORY ON THE HILLSIDE�
With a new Bisbee Historic Walking Tours brochure, visitors can explore Bisbee�s early 20th-century architecture, fantastic shops and Old World charm.
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Visitors can delight in wonderfully preserved �history on the hillside� with the brochure as a guide to some of the town�s history and the architectural significance of its structures.
The walking tour brochure describes the architecture at more than 25 points of interest. An urban frontier outpost, Bisbee was the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco in the early 1900s. Self-guided and self-paced, the brochure�s tours allow visitors to explore the town, lingering at any location they choose. Tours include Brewery Gulch, Main Street/Tombstone Canyon plus routes for more ambitious walkers.
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The tour of Brewery Gulch, a storied street that was once home to more than 40 saloons and bars, lasts approximately one half-hour. It includes St. Elmo�s Bar, which has been operating for more than 100 years, the Pythian Castle, now an apartment building that was originally built by a fraternal order popular in post-Civil War days, and Lyric Plaza, which is now home to a realty company. Tracks from the original Bisbee streetcar system remain near the Lyric Plaza.
The Main Street/Tombstone Canyon Tour lasts approximately one hour. It includes the Copper Queen Plaza (formerly the Phelps Dodge Mercantile Store) that now houses restaurants shops and galleries, the Iron Man Statue, the Bisbee Woman�s Club, which is the oldest continually operated woman�s club in Arizona, and the Muirhead House, now a bed & breakfast inn, which is the largest building constructed of wood in Old Bisbee.
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Old Bisbee�s historic commercial district has been designated a National Register Historic District with 240 contributing properties. Some buildings, such as the Copper Queen Hotel and the Miners & Merchants Bank (which now houses an arts and antiques gallery), are more than 100 years old. In addition, the Copper Queen Plaza is one of the earliest commercial buildings in Arizona built by developer Del Webb.
Thank you Harriet; for taking the time to pick me up and take me for a wonderful afternoon in a quirky little Arizona town.Â

oldschoolbill says:
Connecting is good for YOU!!
Posted on: Mar 22, 2010
magnificent says:
This is cool to see travel buddies connecting.
Posted on: Mar 22, 2010
oldschoolbill says:
One of the Highlights of my TB life!!
Posted on: Mar 20, 2010
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The Peace Wall
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The 1000 Stairs of Bisbee Arizona
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My Friend
One of the Bisbee Arizona Hotels
One of the Bisbee Arizona Hotels
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What a cool Bike
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That would be My Friend Again
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