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Helpful Documentation PDF Print E-mail

 We've assembled a small collection of written works and maps about Douglas. The stories are colorful, ranging from outlaw baseball leagues of the early '20's to Indian history, to the Mexican Revolution and the early days of copper mining in southern Arizona and more.

Douglas is rich with international history and a bright future. Come and see what lured Pancho Villa, Amelia Earhardt, Ginger Rogers and other celebrities and legends. Douglas – a small town with big stories.

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Map of Douglas, AZ PDF Print E-mail

Come visit Douglas and explore our rich history: Pancho Villa. John Slaughter. Geronimo. Railroads. Al Jolson. Ginger Rodgers. Aimee Semple McPherson. And baseball. Hal Chase. Movies. Paul Newman. Faye Dunaway. Robert Redford. Johnny Depp.

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The Southeastern Arizona Birding Trail PDF Print E-mail

Southeastern Arizona Birding TrailThe 2006 edition of the Southeastern Arizona Birding Trail map/guide is now available! The new edition includes 52 bird-rich and birder-friendly locations, including many sites included in the previous edition as well as new opportunities.

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Recommended Reading PDF Print E-mail

Douglas, Arizona: Its First 75 years and a few before  – Erwin Bond

100 Classic Hikes in Arizona – Scott S Warren

Arizona Traveler: Indians of Arizona – Eleanor H Ayer

Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 – Barbara Kingsolver

Arizona Getaways for the Incurably Romantic – Pamela Swartz

Bisbee Arizona Then and Now – Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum and Boyd Nicholl

Hidden Highways of Arizona – Richard Harris

A Brief History of the 1st Presbyterian Church, Douglas, Arizona 1903-1954 – Edward J. Huxtable

Border Boom Town: Douglas AZ 1900-1920 – The Cochise Quarterly – Diana Hadley

Let the Tail go with the Hide – Teresa Williams Irvin

Mavericks on the Border: The Early Southwest in Historical Fiction and Film

Buffalo Soldier Regiment: History of the 25th US Infantry 1869-1926 – John H Nankivell

Black Prince of Baseball –Don Dewey and Nick Acocella

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Did You Know?
Aimee Semple McPherson, the famous evangelist, appeared in the Douglas area in June 1926. She had been missing for over 30 days, claiming she had been kidnapped and tortured by unknown captors. Today, most people believe the event was a hoax or a publicity stunt. Camp Harry J Jones, a military camp located east of Douglas beginning in 1911 and was an important fixture of the community for more than 20 years. The camp extended nearly 15 city blocks to the US/Mexico border.
Historic Douglas

 Historic Douglas Take a tour through Douglas’ fascinating past from its early mining history to the later Maquiladores years. These are the places and faces that have made Douglas Arizona’s home town.

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