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Border is backdrop for youth photo camp

Border is backdrop for youth photo camp

A group of 23 youths, ages 12 to 18, spent the week at a National Geographic photo camp in Arivaca, documenting life along the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 21, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Land donated for conservation sold to mining company

Land donated for conservation sold to mining company

In the end, money proved more important to the Reid Park Zoological Society than open land and a vision of reintroducing imperiled species.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ruby mining site endures as well-known ghost town

Ruby mining site endures as well-known ghost town

In its heyday, the town of Ruby had a large contingent of kids who could play in the outdoors and on this perilous-looking slide.

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Ruby mining site endures as well-known ghost town

Ruby mining site endures as well-known ghost town

Tucson resident Tallia Cahoon leads tours of the ghost town. Here she is standing in front of her family's former adobe home in Ruby.

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Ruby mining site endures as well-known ghost town

Ruby mining site endures as well-known ghost town

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on the mining town of Ruby. Click here to read the first part.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

This undated image shows the town and mine at Ruby. Ruby's lake originally served as a mill pond; the mill, hoist and mine pad are at right. The Spanish first prospected the area, and the rich Montana vein was discovered in the 1870s.

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Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Mine engineer Walter S. Pfrimmer, with daughter Tallia, in Ruby in 1933 or 1934. Pfrimmer started working at the mine in 1926.

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Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Ruby was prosperous town, attractive mark for outlaws

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series on the mining town of Ruby.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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