From the bloggers at Rolling in a RV.
One of the first things you notice as you drive down the main streets in Globe and Miami, Ariz., are the huge piles of tailings and overburden. Underground cooper mining began in the early 1900s but soon gave way to huge open pit mines which are still operating today.
A good portion of the museum is dedicated to the Mexican and Slavic immigrants who came to work in the mines. Displays with donated items explain the customs that the immigrants brought from their home countries and how they adapted to living in America. Other exhibits cover mining, minerals, Native Americans, McKusick tiles, military history, and ranching.
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