“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ajo in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

The Mine Manager's House

Ajo, Arizona

The Mine Managers House Ajo Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Houdek, March 27, 1993
1. The Mine Managers House Ajo Arizona Marker
Humbug:Ron " Whiz Fish" Jones, NGH#4
Inscription. The mine manager’s house was built in 1919 by John O. Greenway, General Manager of Calument & Arizona Mining Co. Michael Curley, the first occupant lived here until his retirement in 1939. Of the 14 subsequent managers, 12 lived in this house. It was converted to 'The Mine Manager's House Inn' Bed & Breakfast in 1987.
Ajo ore was first used by area Indians and miners from Mexico. Arizona Mining & Trading Co. operated in 1854. A number of companies followed through the remainder of the 1800’s. Calument & Arizona Mining Co. revived the new Cornelia Mining Co. in 1911 and absorbed it in 1929. Phelps Dodge acquired Calument & Arizona Mining Co. in 1931 and operated here until 1985.
Erected 1993 by Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917 E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 32° 22.074′ N, 112° 52.146′ W. Marker is in Ajo, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from West Greenway Drive. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on a concrete pedistal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 West Greenway Drive, Ajo AZ 85321, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ajo Mining District (approx. half a mile away); The City of Ajo (approx. half a mile away); Old Clarkston Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away).
Also see . . .  Ajo Copper News. The obituary of Mike Curley, the first occupant of this home and whom Curley School was named, is reprinted from the July 26, 1945, issue of the Ajo Copper News. (Submitted on July 13, 2010.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then. Last updated on May 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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