Ginny's Adventures 2006 travel blog

Main Street, Bisbee

Built on rocks, stairs on right, cafe on lower left

old shed on other side of street, over the town - highway...


Next stop on my journey today was an old mining town that became famous for copper. It's still an interesting little town in a canyon as they buildings retain the look and feel of the turn of the century in the west, but it's all about tourist dollars now. I paid to see their museum, where the displays and organization was done with the help of people involved with the Smithsonian. It was well-done and a good place to learn about the town's history.

They offer mining rides for tourists. I bet the kids would love that - people sit in mining cars and go into an old mine. They also pass by an open-pit mine that isn't active anymore. I walked up the street and had an early supper at a small cafe not advertised in their brochures. The sign for it is in a picture that shows how houses are built into the rocks and there are many stairs to the front door!

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