- Aug 16 2022
- 5:15 pm
Bill Harrison Presents
COPPER QUEEN HOTEL
In Wonderful ODD Bisbee, Arizona
In 1902, the Phelps Dodge Corporation opened a grand hotel in the copper mining town if Bisbee. Ironically, the reason for building the hotel was not for the use or enjoyment of the local citizens. The Copper Queen Hotel was specifically designed with the opulence of their accommodations. Proclaimed the most modern hotel in the Southwest, this 75-room edifice cost $75,000 and took eighteen months to build. Imported Italian tile, cathedral ceilings fitted with Tiffany glass, mahogany, tiger oak, and California redwood were all part of the lavish deco. This is not on the story of a grand hotel, but also the rollicking, turbulent and often chaotic history of a boomtown call Bisbee. “Queen of the Copper Camps.” The audience will also learn about the dangers of copper mining and the perils of Brewery Gulch, a long, narrow street offering whisky, women, and vice at every corner. Of course, the ghosts that haunt The Copper Queen Hotel today, will be properly introduced!
Come join for a dinner of Roasted Chicken, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Dinner starts at 5:15, presentation starts at 6:00pm
You will not want to miss this!