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.

William Beam interviewed by Rod Hutchinson October 4th 1980 (One of Two)

Content: Birth 00:40, Jones Hill 00:55, Company Office 3:15, The Great Depression 11:30, Getting a Job in the Mines 13:40, Pipe Shop 15:10, Dispensary 18:40, **Voices become deep and hard to understand 19:00-39:00** Newspapers 39:20, Different Nationalities in Bisbee 39:30, Phelps Dodge Brings in Finnish Crew 45:00, Pipe Work 47:50, Underground Mining 48:25, Santa Rita Mine 52:20, Sacramento Shaft 56:00, Dances 1:00:45, Movies 1:01:15, Company Picnics 1:04:25, Coaster Races 1:05:05, Juniper Flats 1:07:25, Convict Camp 1:08:10, Swimming 1:10:20, Prohibition 1:12:00

Date Recorded: 04/10/1980

Interviewed By: Rod Hutchinson

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William Beam interviewed by Rod Hutchinson October 4th 1980 (Two of Two)

Content: Prohibition 00:00, ** Voices become deep and hard to understand 3:00-14:30** Ku Klux Klan 14:48, Mexicans Underground and in the Mines 17:50, Baseball 21:05, Football 26:18, Schools in Bisbee 28:25, Dances 28:40, Old Photographs 34:45

Date Recorded: 04/10/1980

Interviewed By: Rod Hutchinson

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William Corkish interviewed by Coleen Crowliet October 4th 1980

Content: Daily Routine 0:10, Political tensions from cold War 0:59, Transportation 3:10, Radio and Television 4:10, Phelps Dodge Corporation 5:29, Democrats and Republicans 6:20

Date Recorded: 04/10/1980

Interviewed By: Coleen Crowliet

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William Corkish interviewed by Coleen Crowliet October 4th 1980 (One of Two)

Content: Coming/Moving to Bisbee 00:20, First Impressions of Bisbee 1:50, Orpheum Theatre 2:55, Prohibition 3:20, Brewery Gulch 5:25, Miners Life 8:00, Underground Mining and Claustrophobia 10:15, Accidents and Fear in the Mines 11:00, Safety Standards 12:01, Unions 12:39, Housing 15:00, Cooking and Traditional Meals 18:00, Holiday Time Off 19:55, Hours and Shifts in the Mines 20:55, Bisbee Neighborhoods 22:35, Mexicans Working Underground 25:50, Ku Klux Klan 28:10, Dating and Social Life 29:13, Dances 31:40, Sag Pit 34:40, Automobiles 36:20, Mining Company Influence 38:00, Music in the 20s 40:25, Housing 44:55, The Great Depression 46:10, Employment in the 1920s 50:00, Roaring 20s Attitude 51:30, Outer News 54:00, Tucson Arizona 55:20, Saturday Night Playing with a Band 58:25, Fights 59:20, Differences in Lifestyle Now and Then 1:01:30

Date Recorded: 04/10/1980

Interviewed By: Coleen Crowliet

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William Marshall interviewed by Carl Nelson June 30th 1972

Content: Family Tree 00:20, Phelps Dodge 2:05, Owners of Trucking Industry 3:00, Delivering Milk 5:30, Fort Huachuca 6:45, Moving Pianos 9:00, Marshall Transfer 12:00, Family Business 13:00, Councilman Duties 18:00

Date Recorded: 30/06/1972

Interviewed By: Carl Nelson

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William Stevenson interviewed by Cecil Beal

Content: Bisbee Courthouse 0:42, Tombstone 1:30, Marriage 3:30, Dixie Canyon 4:20, Ranches 6:00, Pack Mules 6:40, Pierce Mine 7:45, Gleason, Arizona 10:00, Railroad 11:30, Business locations 14:00, Mill fire 14:30, Mining 15:30, First mine in Bisbee 18:05, Transportation 18:40, Street Car 20:05, Orpheum Theater 20:58, Flooding 21:50, Tombstone Canyon 20:30, Phelps Dodge Store 23:20

Interviewed By: Cecil Beal

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Ygnacio Montijo interviewed by Beverly Woods September 27, 1994 (Three of Three)

Content: La Caliente Mine Bisbee 0:13, Moving to Bisbee 2:35, Business Locations 4:45, Delivering for Phelps Dodge 5:40, Bancroft School 6:50, Bisbee Courthouse Construction 7:35, Tombstone Courthouse 9:00, Military Tailor 14:00, Erwin Fry 16:15, Moving Cemeteries 17:00, Mining 25:30, Benson Mining 43:20,

Date Recorded: 27/09/1994

Interviewed By: Beverly Woods

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Ygnacio Montijo interviewed by Beverly Woods September 27th 1994 (One of Three)

Content: Mexican Immigration 0:01, Native American Calvary War 2:00, Curtis and Contention Arizona 3:50, Native American relations 6:00, Family Tree 10:30, San Pedro Environment 14:50, Family Tree part two, Silver Mining 26:00, Birthday 31:45, Mother's Mayan heritage 32:00, Charleston 39:50, Tombstone High School 44:00, Earthquake 51:10, Discrimination 52:40, Prohibition Bootlegging 1:00:00

Date Recorded: 27/09/1994

Interviewed By: Not Set

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Ygnacio Montijo interviewed by Beverly Woods September 27th 1994 (Two of Three)

Content: Distilling Tequila and Mescal 0:03, Babocomari River 3:00, 4:30 Soldiers Tailor 4:30, Farming 5:40, Chinese Immigrants 7:30, Fire 11:00, Businesses 12:00, Ice Plant 14:50, Power Plant 16:45, Trains 18:45, Tobacco Fields 22:15, Gleeson 25:39, Automobiles 26:00, Courtland 36:50, Pearce and Dos Cabezas 43:00, Snow 50:00, Shatuuck Mine 1:00;10, Cochise Dubaker Canyon 1:01:45

Date Recorded: 27/09/1994

Interviewed By: Beverly Woods

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