Bisbee, 90 miles southeast of Tucson, is located on the slopes of the Mule Mountains, and it was founded in 1880 as an Old West mining camp. It was one of the richest mining towns in the world. With the riches, the town population grew to more than 20,000 people at the beginning of the 20th century.
The lively town had a library, opera house, ball fields, and the first golf course, along with 47 saloons. By the mid 1970’s, the mine closed, the miners left, and the artists and free spirits started moving in, as they found the spectacular nature and colorful history inspiring and attractive.
Bisbee, with a population of less than 6,000, is today a popular tourist destination because of its magnificent surrounding red rocks, its colorful history and even more colorful inhabitants. The town is full of galleries, museums, new age shops, restaurants, hotels, and tour guides. Just like in the old times, there is something for everyone.
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