NEWS – GLOBE & MIAMI, ARIZONA
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- ADOT announces $44.7 million project to construct new bridges over Queen Creek and Waterfall Canyon on US60
The Apache Land Village Cafe was a local landmark for several decades, and many older residents will no doubt have fond memories of eating out there. Along with the adjoining Apache Land Shopping Center, the Cafe provided a colorful and welcoming spectacle on the corner of E Ash and S Hill Street, now the China Taste restaurant.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum celebrates its 100th year as Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. Located near Superior, AZ and an hour drive from Phoenix, the Arboretum will host a year of events, highlighting their mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of desert plants, wildlife and ecosystems through education, research and conservation.
Globe is a city steeped in Wild West history. Nestling close to the majestic peaks of the Pinal Mountains, and a scenic 90 minutes drive from Phoenix, the city can trace its origins back to the 12th century when the area was first settled by the Salado tribe of Native Americans. In those times it was known as Besh-Ba-Gowah, which translates to “the place of metal”.
The role of Cornish Miners in the development of early Globe and Miami is well-known. However, many of their stories went untold. We have unearthed the tale of two brothers that has a haunting significance to events today.
Having spent much of her life in Globe and Miami, caring for the sick and elderly as an RN, Robin had a powerful affinity for the people and the area that lent itself well when later in life she became involved in writing a book that would feature those very places.
With the boom in copper mining around the start of the last century, the Globe and Miami area saw a large influx of miners from foreign shores, and in particular from the old copper and tin mining communities of Cornwall in England.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
MY HEROES – GLOBE FIRE DEPT
I am a volunteer for Wild At Heart – a rescue, rehab and release organization for birds of prey. I wanted to give recognition and praise to your outstanding fire department for saving the life of a baby owl today. They rescued it from a chimney where it had been trapped for at least 3 days. The homeowner did what he could to free the bird but was unsuccessful. The owl was covered in soot and a little dehydrated but will probably be fine. I also would like to recommend that everyone who has a fireplace put screening over the top of it, to prevent birds from becoming trapped.
Advice from Wild At Heart:
1) Please ensure that your chimneys are covered with wire mesh small enough that a bird or other creature cannot get through it and fall into the chimney.
2) Call Wild At Heart at 480-595-5047 if you find a raptor (owl, hawk, falcon, eagle) that needs to be rescued.
Jack Elam is without doubt Miami’s best known son. For over five decades, he stalked our movie and TV screens as a Western stalwart and unforgettable bad guy. Jack appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows, with his last appearance being in the popular TV saga Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994).
WHAT’S ON IN GLOBE & MIAMI
Miami Loco Arts Festival – Downtown Miami - April 19, 2024 - April 21, 2024, All Day
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It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Gina Marie Binkley Swartz passed away. She died peacefully on March 14, 2022. Gina is survived by her 2 children, Sarah and Autumn Swartz, her dad-George Binkley (Caroline), and mom-Debbie Baker (Don); as well as many other extended family members.