You are here: home   Issues   The People of the Sea   A Superior story

A Superior story

Document Actions
The article about Superior, Ariz., was well-researched and beautifully written (HCN, 2/18/08). My husband has many family connections with that area, so we have visited over the years and wondered how things would turn out for those old mining towns. It always seemed to me that Superior had a great future as a place for artists and those tired of the urban rat race. I've been wondering for almost 40 years when the magical transformation would happen. Now I see there is once again the lure of copper mining in the near future, but who knows what in the longer term. It's a hard situation, but my heart is with those who don't want another dance with "big copper."

I let my subscription lapse a while ago since I just couldn't keep up with your publication. But you got me hooked this time. Your coverage of complex and emotional topics is superb. The article about Superior is terrific since we are poised to go up there in a few days to show one of our daughters where her dad was born (Miami) and where her great-grandparents lived (Globe), and fill her with stories of her great-great-granddad's encounter with the Apache Kid and other less exotic family lore. Your article will help explain what we will see.

Beth Nicholson
Boulder, Colorado

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. The death of backpacking? | Younger people don’t seem interested in this out...
  2. Why I am a Tea Party member |
  3. The privatization of public campground management | All the info you need to decide whether you love o...
  4. Efficiency lessons from Germany |
  5. The Latest: Interior commits to restoring bison on select lands | The “odd ungulate out” gets a tentative win.
  1. The death of backpacking? | Younger people don’t seem interested in this out...
  2. A graceful gazelle becomes a pest | Inrroducing an African gazelle called the oryx for...
  3. What's killing the Yukon's salmon? | An ecological mystery in Alaska has scientists and...
  4. Plains sense | Ten years after Frank and Deborah Popper first pro...
  5. North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste | Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation...
HCN Classifieds
Subscriber Alert
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone