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Oral Histories of Gila County
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    • Banicevich Family Oral History

    • Banicevich Family Oral History
    • Frank Banicevich
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Biography; Mining History of Gila County; Political History of Arizona
    • Frank tells how he and his parents came to America from Yugoslavia (now Croatia) and operated a restaurant in Globe called the El Monte. Frank grew up in Globe, graduated from Globe High in the Great Depression, worked in the local mines until...
    • Barela Family Oral History

    • Barela Family Oral History
    • Gil and Margaret Barela
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Electrical Injuries United States; Mining; History of Gila County.
    • Gil Barela and his sister Margaret Lopez tell of their family's history and migration to Globe in 1920. Their father became a delivery man for Solomon Wickershaw during the Great Depression. Gil and Margaret tell of growing up in the ethnic...
    • Bates, Josephine

    • Bates, Josephine
    • Josephine Bates
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Education; History of Gila County.
    • Josephine Bates remembers her first career as an educator in Globe and Miami and her second administrative career working for the Arizona Education Association as the teachers' ombudsman handling various teachers grievances in four counties,...
    • Sparks Family History

    • Sparks Family History
    • Ola Beth Sparks Beedle
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona -- Pleasant Valley
    • Ola Beth Sparks Beedle tells of her family immigrating from Texas and settling in Young, AZ in 1913. Beth was born in Young and was named after the Young sisters, the first postmistresses. She remembers growing up with her four youngest brothers...
    • Cox Family Oral History

    • Cox Family Oral History
    • Hazel Cox
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining; Ranching History of Gila County.
    • Hazel Cox remembers her family's immigration from Cornwall, England to work in the copper mines in Globe. She talks of the early days, the customs of the immigrant mining town, early families and how they survived the Great Depression. She also...
    • Culver-Sullivan Family, Part 1

    • Culver-Sullivan Family, Part 1
    • Culver, Kip
    • Oral histories; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Globe (Ariz.)--1900-1910; Railways; Railway stations; Historic preservation--Arizona
    • Kip Culver tells the history of his family coming to Globe and Miami, Arizona at the turn of the 20th Century, when the mines where operating and the community was prosperous and optimistic. His grandfather Sullivan came as a young man with the...
    • Culver-Sullivan Family, Part 2

    • Culver-Sullivan Family, Part 2
    • Culver, Kip
    • Oral histories; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Globe (Ariz.)--1900-1910; Railways; Railway stations; Historic preservation--Arizona
    • Kip Culver talks about the history behind some of Globe's historic buildings and of our past colorful and influential residents that formed Globe-Miami's unique mining culture.
    • DalMolin Family Oral History

    • DalMolin Family Oral History
    • Frank and Betty DalMolin
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining; Ranching History of Gila County.
    • Frank DalMolin tells of his family's immigration from Italy to America and then to Globe to work in the Old Dominion copper mine. He and Betty tell stories of early ethnic cultures merging and mingling within the immigrant mining town and how they...
    • Dempster Family History

    • Dempster Family History
    • Tom Dempster
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Coolidge Dam (Ariz Dams); San Carlos Irrigation Project; San Carlos Indian Reservation (Ariz.) -- Social life and customs; Indian school children;
    • Tom was born in Coolidge, AZ during the Great Depression, but he spent his childhood living on the San Carlos Indian Reservation where his father was responsible for the operations of Coolidge Dam. After graduating from NAU, he went back and...
    • DeRose Family Oral History

    • DeRose Family Oral History
    • Eunice Bradley DeRose
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; County attorneys Arizona; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining History of Gila County; Superior Court (Arizona)
    • Eunice Bradley DeRose talks of her family's and the DeRose family's migrations to Globe and early memories of growing up in a copper mining town through the Great Depression. She tells of marrying her childhood friend Barry DeRose and the events...
    • Duber Family Oral History

    • Duber Family Oral History
    • Robert Duber, Sr.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining History of Gila County. Law Enforcement Arizona; Civil Rights Arizona
    • Robert Duber, Sr. tells his family history and recalls his youth in the boomtown mining culture of Globe-Miami area of Gila County in the 1930s - 1940s. He talks about soldiers guarding the mines and Roosevelt Dam and government workers keeping the...
    • Gibson Family Oral History

    • Gibson Family Oral History
    • Stanley and Janet Thompson Gibson
    • Oral histories; Archeological sites Arizona; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; History of Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining; Ranching; Stage lines; Scenic routes (Ariz.); Mayors Arizona
    • Stanley and Janet tell stories of Gila County when their parents came to Globe, of taking over his father's business and some of his achievements in his political career as Mayor and City Councilman of Globe. He describes the history of Globe's...
    • Lewis Family Mining History

    • Lewis Family Mining History
    • Lewis, Ray
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th Century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining;
    • Ray Lewis tells of his grandfather, James Lewis, coming to America from Wales, arriving in Arizona between the 1870's and '80's to work in the mining operations of the Stonewall Jackson Mine in McMinnville, north of Globe, AZ Territory. Since...
    • Lewis and Hughes Family Histories

    • Lewis and Hughes Family Histories
    • Woodrow and Camille Hughes Lewis
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining; Ranching History of Gila County.
    • Woody tells of his family, miners who first came to McMillanville and Copper Hills, mining towns near Globe that no longer exist. The subsequent generation were ranchers around Globe. Woody grew up in Globe, except when his father took them to...
    • Lopez Family History

    • Lopez Family History
    • Arthur John Lopez
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining; Ranching History of Gila County;
    • Arthur (Johnny) Lopez tells of his grandfather immigrating from Mexico, of meeting his grandmother, who was a young Apache Indian girl rescued by the Padre at San Xavier Mission and planning to be a nun. They married and moved to Globe, where the...
    • Loew Family and the First Presbyterian Church History

    • Loew Family and the First Presbyterian Church History
    • Loew, Edmund A. Jr.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining; Presbyterian church -- Arizona -- History;
    • Edmund Loew first tells the 100+ years of history of the First Presbyterian Church in Globe, how it started, how it is unique from other congregations because of its flexibility and subsequently, how it has uniquely contributed to the community. ...
    • Marin, Christine Part 1, Miami History

    • Marin, Christine Part 1, Miami History
    • Marin, Dr. Christine
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th Century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining;
    • Dr. Marin shares how her family emigrated from Mexico to work in the copper mines of Miami, AZ. She compares the social economic and educational differences offered to the Mexicans and African Americans and contrasts that with the opportunities of...
    • Marin, Christine Part 2, Globe History

    • Marin, Christine Part 2, Globe History
    • Marin, Dr. Christine
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th Century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining;
    • Dr. Marin continues now with her father's family's history. After her grandfather died during the Great Depression, the family moved to be near other family members living in Globe. Her father graduated from Globe High in 1939. She describes and...
    • Marin, Christine Part 3, Globe History

    • Marin, Christine Part 3, Globe History
    • Marin, Dr. Christine
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th Century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining;
    • Dr. Marin recalls her warm and wonderful childhood growing up on Euclid Avenue. She lists her neighbors by name and gives us a snapshot of their lives. She also describes Globe, AZ from her point of view from Euclid Avenue and the people in the...
    • Maslovar Family History

    • Maslovar Family History
    • George Maslovar
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining;
    • George Maslovar tells his family history, and growing up in the early mining days of Miami, AZ. He joined the Army and then the Air Force, and then worked for the US Govt. in many other places around the world before returning to the Globe-Miami...

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