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.
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.