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    • The Morenci Club

    • The Morenci Club
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The Morenci Club was constructed in 1902-03. The Club had a bowling alley, billiard tables, a library, a theater. In the left of this photo a train trestle is visible which belonged to the Morenci Southern Railroad. It came around to the back...
    • Morenci Hotel, 1940

    • Morenci Hotel, 1940
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The Morenci Hotel was built and completed in the fall of 1903 at a cost of $25,000. It had 2 dining rooms and 22 guest rooms. The building on the left is the Longfellow Grade School, built in 1902 and torn down in 1965 due to structural...
    • New Town

    • New Town
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • New Town was built after the fire of 1897 which destroyed all the gambling halls and saloons in Morenci. Paul Becker owned this land and he encouraged saloons and gambling hall owners to lease land from him for their businesses. New Town was just...
    • Joy Shaft and Humboldt Mine. Morenci, 1930

    • Joy Shaft and Humboldt Mine. Morenci, 1930
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The headframe on the left is the Joy shaft. The mine on the right is the Humboldt mine. The mountain in the background was called "Copper Mountain." The pit engulfed the entire mountain. The track came out of the Humboldt tunnel and under the...
    • High School, Morenci, AZ

    • High School, Morenci, AZ
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The building in the middle of this photograph is the Morenci High School, built in 1949. The first class graduated in 1950; the last graduated in 1982. The graduation of the Class of '82 signaled the end of Old Morenci.

      To the right the...
    • Morenci, 1892

    • Morenci, 1892
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The Detroit Copper Company smelter is visible in the right of this photo, the 2nd smelter built in the area. The first smelter was built in 1880 on the San Francisco River, 5 - 6 miles from Morenci. In 1881, William Church went to New York City...
    • Metcalf Town, 1910

    • Metcalf Town, 1910
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The large building to the left of center in this photograph is the Arizona Copper Company store. The Coronado Railroad is visible in front of the store. In the background on the left side of the mountain above the track, the 3B Bar General...
    • Longfellow Incline, 1915

    • Longfellow Incline, 1915
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The Longfellow Incline is visible to the right of center in this photograph. It runs from the top of Longfellow Ridge under the Shannon trestle and onto the ore bins at the bottom of the canyon. The ore bins fed the Coronado Railroad which ran...
    • The Top of the Shannon Incline, 1915

    • The Top of the Shannon Incline, 1915
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The top of the Shannon Incline. Two approaches to the ore bins were used - to the left and through the tunnel. The ore bins fed the cars which were lowered to the bottom of the canyon to another ore bin and then into the Coronado Railroad to take...
    • Milk and Water Delivery, 1910

    • Milk and Water Delivery, 1910
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • Early milk delivery in Morenci and Metcalf. Customers would bring their pot, pitcher or pan out to the horses and have them filled. Similarly, water bags strapped to the sides of mules of donkeys were used to deliver water house to house into...
    • Chase Creek Canyon, 1910

    • Chase Creek Canyon, 1910
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The train track on the left is the Shannon Railroad which ran from the north end of Metcalf to Shannon Hill. It came up out of the canyon where the Conoco station is today and went east to Shannon Hill.

      The retaining wall holding up the...
    • Metcalf High School

    • Metcalf High School
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • North-facing view of the Metcalf High School located in the Coronado Gulch, which was on the west side of Chase Creek. The railroad track ran behind the school and up to the incline, the location of the Coronado open pit is today. The school was...
    • Train Depot

    • Train Depot
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • Detroit Copper Company store is visible in the background. The white-roofed building was the Morenci Southern Railroad depot. Passengers cars as well as freight cars would arrive from Guthrie into this plaza.
    • 3B Bar General Merchandising and White Owl Hotel, 1910

    • 3B Bar General Merchandising and White Owl Hotel, 1910
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • Just about anything a miner needed in 1910 could be found within the complex of these buildings, the 3B Bar General Merchandising and White Owl Hotel and restaurant.

      Notice the group of people in the left foreground of this photo. This...
    • Metcalf Store, School and Incline, mid-1930's

    • Metcalf Store, School and Incline, mid-1930's
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The building on the right is the grade school, built in 1913. The big building on the left is the Arizona Copper Company store. After the town had been pretty much abandoned both the school and the store burned down in 1941. The wooden trestle in...
    • Metcalf, 1920

    • Metcalf, 1920
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The white building in the left of this photograph is the Metcalf High School, built in 1918. It was used for just 3 years. In 1921 students were bussed from Metcalf to Morenci.

      The wooden trestle on the left was the Shannon Railroad...
    • #5 Locomotive, Metcalf, 1915

    • #5 Locomotive, Metcalf, 1915
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The Number 5 Locomotive at the bottom of the Coronado incline, one of three locomotives left at the Coronado minesite and stored in a redwood barn built over three engines. Tracks were removed and sold for their steel during the early war years. ...
    • Coronado Incline, 1920

    • Coronado Incline, 1920
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • This mine operated until 1923. The last ore from this mine was railed through a tunnel and on to the Humboldt Mine and later to the Number 6 mill.

      A big incline is visible going up the big mountain in the background. The entire mountain...
    • Locomotive. Morenci, 1905

    • Locomotive. Morenci, 1905
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The Number 6 Baby-guage Locomotive parked in front of the Morenci Hotel, in the Plaza area.
    • Metcalf, 1912

    • Metcalf, 1912
    • Unknown
    • Mining; Mining--Arizona;
    • The wooden trestle to the right of center is the Shannon Railroad which ran along the west side of Chase Creek from where the Conoco station is today through Metcalf up to the Shannon Incline. The Incline was the only way ore could be moved from...

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