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Historical Mine-Bisbee

"No one doubted that smoke equaled jobs in turn-of- the-century Bisbee, but during the late 1890s, as sulfide ores increasingly replaced oxide ones, people became aware of emission problems in the confines of the mountain canyons. This image shows Bisbee smelters and power plants before the Copper Queen moved its reduction works to Douglas in 1904 to form a massive new landscape of production."