© Mark Lipczynski
Susan Ashcraft says she always felt a sense of community growing up in Globe. She felt supported, comfortable, home. Maybe it was the earthy smell of rain in the summer, or going for a ride in the family car after a big storm to see if the creek was running. Or maybe it was the peaches, apricots and tomatoes that neighbors shared.
"Neighbors helped each other," says Ashcraft, a former Globe resident. "Businesses supported school projects and events. I remember feeling — even at a very young age — that I was a citizen of Globe, someone who belonged and participated with others who made it a community."
It makes sense. After all, Globe, to the Apaches, is known as Bésh Baa Gowah, the "place of metal." A place whose very name reflects a sense of strength. Indeed, Globe is best known for its mines. The Old Dominion Mine held one of the richest copper deposits in U.S. history until it closed in 1931, and Globe is still home to one of the last operating copper smelters in the country.
— Kelly Vaughn Kramer
Information: City of Globe, www.globeaz.gov