|Copper Mining and Douglas|
From its early days until 1987, Douglas was linked inextricably to copper.
The city was once home to two copper smelter companies. An investment group provided the initial start up capital for the burgeoning city's needs, including electricity, telephone and water service. The Phelps Dodge company store building, which is no longer a mercantile, is still located on 10th & G Avenue and remnants of the its interior are still visible, including a great wooden staircase.
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