A/Z Theme - Sights and Sites of Arizona
M - Mining
Arizona has an active copper mine located in Bagdad, Arizona.
It is a typical mine town in that all the housing and commercial buildings are owned by Freeport-McMoRan, who owns the mine.
The town is basically in the middle of nowhere. It only has a grocery store, a few gas stations, I think it might have had a dollar store, can't remember 100%. There is an elementary school as well as a combined middle school and high school. I often wonder in small towns like that how the kids stay busy in the summertime and where do people go to do their big shopping. Not sure I could live in such a small town.
Do you know anyone that had worked in mines, past or present? My mom's father and a lot of my uncles had worked the coal mines in Pennsylvania; not even sure they are still mining in that part any more.