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Public should speak out; stop clearance of Phillips Mine site

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 9th, 2013


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The remains of what used to be the old Phillips home, the site of the famous murder of Guy Phillips, who was thought to be killed by his wife in the 1960s.
Gila County — Gila County’s historical industry of asbestos mining dates back to 1872 when this rock fiber was first discovered at Chrysotile near Ash Creek. It wasn’t until June 27,1916 when the community of Chyrsotile, population 150, officially had a U.S. Post Office. Over the long years there were numerous other small mines that flared up near the Salt River Canyon and elsewhere in the north central part of the county. However, it wasn’t until the 1940’s and 1950’s when the demand for asbestos reached its heyday, creating lots of local jobs and bringing money into the community.

For the complete article see the 07-10-2013 issue.

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