Showing posts from April, 2014

Old Dominion Historic Mine Park

The Old Dominion Mine is located in Globe, Arizona and opened in 1881.  The mine was rich in copper but minor amounts of gold and silver were found there as well.   The mine did have it share of problems with water in the 14 levels, and in 1917 when there was a statewide miners’ strike.   Many of the Old Dominion Mine workers were Mexican who also participated in the strike.     In order to get them back to work, the mine had them kept in camps along the Mexican border.     These camps were kept in extreme conditions, forcing the workers back to the mines in order to be freed.     The strike did turn out to be triumphant.     The miners were offered better pay and nicer living conditions.   In 1931 the mine closed for good.     Today the mine has been refurbished and turned into a walking tour.  Walking up the dirt paths to the mine are scatterings of mine equipment and tools used when the mine was active.  There are signs explaining each item along with a history of the place.

Photography of the Noftsger Hill Inn

These pictures are of the inside and outside of the Noftsger Hill Inn in Globe, AZ.  It is a wonderful place to stay if you are ever in town.  The address and phone:  325 North St., Globe, AZ 85501, (928) 425-2260. OUTSIDE: LOBBY: ROOM 2: ROOM 3: ROOM 6: ROOM 8: SECOND FLOOR ATRIUM: DINING:

Noftsger Ghost Investigation

My group, Arizona Paranormal Investigators (API), did their first investigation as a group at the Noftsger Hill Inn in Globe, AZ.  The building was constructed in 1907 and first served as an elementary school.  It stands at the top of a hill overlooking historic downtown Globe.  Reports of books moving and phantom lights shining through the windows have been circulating around the school even when children were still roaming its halls.  After it closed in 1981, those children's voices can still be heard by witnesses when no children were inside the building.  Others have reported seeing apparitions of children and adults along with hearing a telephone ringing inside the building. Today, Noftsger is a B&B and still being renovated by its owners.  There are at least six rooms you can book with more to be available later.  Along with a nights stay, you are treated to an amazing breakfast each morning.  Our group booked the entire inn for our investigation.  The owners marked

Abandoned Miami

The small mining town of Miami, Arizona, is an urban explorers dream place.  There are many amazing places to photograph all around town.  Here is a little tour for your enjoyment: