Sonora, Arizona
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 33° 10.124 W 110° 59.978
12S E 500034 N 3669992
Quick Description: Sonora was demolished to make way for the open-pit mine that Kennecott Copper Company started about 1958.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 12/6/2010 5:49:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMA97N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 6

Long Description:
Immigrant Mexican miners working for the Ray Consolidated Copper Company named the town of Sonora, built near here in 1911. It boomed as a thriving, dynamic community. Rich in Mexican culture, language and traditions, in the mid -1950's. The company began to expand its open pit operation, gradually advancing upon the town from the east. By 1965, it became necessary to close Sonora and relocate the miners to a new town named Kearny. Sonora was demolished in 1966.

Sonora's close-knit residents shared common bonds of family, friendship and the dream of a better life. Although they were moved and scattered, many went on to fulfill their dreams, becoming successful in business, public service, and education. The town of Sonora continues to live in the memories of the original settlers and their descendants.
Marker Name: Sonora, Arizona

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Pinal

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Arizona Department of Transportation

Year placed: 1999

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