December 23rd, 2012

photography

Superior, Arizona

Superior is yet another once-wealthy mining town gone to ruin and poverty. Located between Phoenix and Globe, north of Hayden and the Ray mine complex, for most people it is little more than a stop for a quick burger and tank of gas. It is full of remnants of wealth, including the Magma Hotel, which will supposedly reopen soon, and a brick high school which could probably house the entire population of the town. There are murmurs of the mine re-opening, an alternative to the controversial Rosemont Mine site south of Tucson.

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