Historic views of the Copper mining town of Sonora, Arizona.
Sonora, Arizona USA Date:1927 Duration:36 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Opening slate mentions Mexican employees of the Ray copper mine and their company town of about 6000 persons. The camera pans over rooftops of the town of Sonoma, where the Mexican workers lived. (Euro-Americans lived 1 mile North in neighboring town of Ray.) The copper-rich hills are seen in the background. Washington Elementary School can be seen during the camera's pan, beginning at TC: 00:20 through the end of the sequence. (Note: These are now Ghost Towns, having been taken over when Kennecott Copper Corporation expanded its Ray open pit operations in 1965. Reportedly, many former residents re-settled in nearby Towns of Kearny, Winkelman, Superior, and Hayden.)
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