Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"B" is for Bisbee, AZ

Day TWO of the Blogging from A-Z challenge!

"B" is for Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee is located about 24 miles south of Tombstone, Arizona. It was founded in 1880 as a copper, gold and silver mining town, and named in honor of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the Copper Queen Mine. (Wikipedia) The mine does not operate any more, except for tours. Which is quite interesting, by the way.

Here is a large statue dedicated to the men of the copper mines.

And the plaque underneath that reads:

Things you need to know about Bisbee. It is a town built on a hill.

Which means there are a LOT of stairs,

and now the town is known more for its art culture. There is art right on the street:

and in back yards.

There are many shops to wander through and browse,

This town is so artsy, even the public restroom door is a piece of art!

The Cochise County Court house has quite the architectural design. On top of the Art Deco doors are two miners carved into the stone.

I am assuming that I couldn't help take the picture with a flagpole in the shot. I can't remember!
These are the Art Deco doors to the court house. Notice the sign. Arizona is an "open carry" State, as in a person can carry a gun with them.

There are so many things to see and do in this beautiful little town. For more information on Bisbee, click here to reach the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce.

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Brian Miller said...

wow that is so cool all the art on the street....even with all the steps that would be a fun place to visit...

Anonymous said...

This is very cool. I wish I could see more of AZ!

Banker Chick said...

This looks like a great place to visit. We only see I-40 as we go thru AZ. Though we did go 1-10 this winter coming back from CA.

Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

Anonymous said...

What a quaint little town. I love towns on the side of a hill. And the stairs? What a great daily workout. LOL! ~~ Emmly Jane @ Unconditional love with a few conditions

Gail said...

What a beautiful B you have my dear.

You are fortunate to have traveled and to have seen so many beautiful places with your best friend by your side.

Andy Brown said...

What a nice place. Brings back great memories of our anniversary trip to USA last year. Thanks for a nice post.


Allen Mcalister said...

That is a really cool town, except all the stairs. I would have to stay on street level and look up. lol

Thanks for sharing Pat!

Danica Bridges-Martin said...

What a beautiful place, love the designs very art deco! :) Danica

Valerie said...

So much artwork there, Pat. I couldn't live with all those hills, though.

Damyanti said...

Looks like a quaint little town.

Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Jeannine Breton said...

So neat to see all these pictures and read the info...the art work is amazing! Thank you for sharing...

DesertHen said...

My parents made a stop in Bisbee many years ago during their RV travels. Neat little town!