History Up Close & Personal

History Up Close & Personal

Bisbee’s storied past is recorded, reflected, and retold in the Museum’s oral history collection. Share a smile at the memories of growing up, living, and working in Bisbee in its heyday as a thriving industrial city with a definite personality. If you are interested only in certain topics, such as mining, banking, holidays, ranching… you name it, use the keyword search.

Alice Metz interviewed by Unknown

Content: Reading of newspaper articles 0:10, Cave exploration 1:40, Mineral deposits 3:28, Alabaster Lake 4:39, The Grotto 5:41,Reading of newspaper article 8:45, Brophy merchant services 10:01, Various merchants 12:38, Various services around early Bisbee 14:05, Various mining shafts 15:40, George Warren and the discovery of ore 16:49, Indian Massacre by George Warren 21:01, George Warren mining claims 23:01, Copper Queen Library 26:44

Interviewed By: Not Set

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Alice Metz interviewer unknown

Content: Faro game 0:18, Ranching 2:30, U.S military service 3:35, W.H Savage 4:45, Mexican American War 5:50, Military service 6:15, Methodist church 8:48, Politicians 9:30, The Shakespeare, Copper ore yields 10:30,

Interviewed By: Unknown

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Alice Palmer additional interviewees unknown, interviewer unknown - date unknown

Content: Pranks 2:00, Fruit Trees 3:00, Lowell's Farmes Market 3:30, Vista Park homes 6:15, Tintown 12:45, Don Luis 13:15, Apache raids 15:30

Interviewed By: Unknown

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Alice Palmer interviewer unknown - Dec 3, 1970

Content: Tombstone Canyon gang 0:35, Mayer Ave 1:10, Grocery stores 1:55, Grocery solicitor 2:30, Theatres 3:00, Tombstone Canyon 3:40, Woolworth Building 4:55, Water wells 7:30, City water 7:50, Quality Hill 12:25, Boarding house 13:20

Date Recorded: 03/12/1970

Interviewed By: Unknown

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Alta Stitt interviewed by Art Kent 1997

Content: Family 0:49, Native Americans 2:38, Central School 7:15, Baker canyon 9:18, Children 11:48, uptown 13:10, Dance halls 13:57, Dam 17:28, Ranching 18:30, Flood 21:00, La yorona 22:00, Death 25:00, Native Americans 26:29, John Slaughter 27:51, African Americans 28:35, Hospital 32:36, Mexican Immigration 38:01

Interviewed By: Art Kent

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Amos Chenowith interviewed by Beverly Woods

Content: Cooking 0:15, Cattle drives 2:21, Cattle roundups 5:00, Cooking 7:51, Breaking horses 14:39, Cutting horse 19:05, Branding 21:29, Ranching 24:10, Different cattle brands 26:05, chuck wagon 27:40, The triangle 28:57, Cattle inspections 32:10, Highway 35:05, Chuck wagon 36:30, Milk cows 37:44, Cooking and preserving food 39:00, Nicksville 46:30, Pink Murray 47:40, Slaughterhouse 50:25

Interviewed By: Beverly Woods

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Amos Chenowith interviewed by Beverly Woods

Content: Roping calf 0:23, Cow milking 2:41, Horses 6:15,Riding Horses 7:59, Butchering calf 18:12, Chuck wagons 19:40, Douglass cattle inspections 21:08, co-workers 22:50, cattle inspections 23:57, Cattle dogs 26:58, Farm foreclosure 35:45, Farm mortgage 45:01, Death by shootout 46:40, Roping competition 48:16, Fist fight 52:00, Rodeo 54:05

Interviewed By: Beverly Woods

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Amos Chenowith interviewed by Beverly Woods and Jim Burnett-Jan 23, 1996

Content: Shootout 0:30, Prison break 2:10, Evading the law 5:03, Brazil 5:45, Marriage 6:20,Bananas 7:05, Death 7:48, Train 9:00, Ranching 9:25, Brazilian Immigration 12:15, Vegetable garden 14:17

Date Recorded: 23/01/1996

Interviewed By: Beverly Woods

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Amos Chenowith interviewed by Beverly Woods-Feb 4, 1997

Content: Work and Trade 0:20, Cattle Ranching 3:00, Mining 4:28, Boarding Houses 8:05, Mining revisited 10:00, Cattle Ranching revisited 15:51, Mining part III 25:00, Gas Drilling 44:45, Landmarks 57:00

Date Recorded: 04/02/1997

Interviewed By: Beverly Woods

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Angel Baldenegra interviewed by Robert Munson

Content: mining 1:00, Miner housing 4:05, Shattuck **BAD AUDIO QUALITY

Interviewed By: Robert Munson

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