New Alliance Bank Book Celebrates Arizona's Working History

A new coffee-table book produced by Alliance Bank of Arizona explores the state's economic history through historical and modern photos.

At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years is written by Stuart Rosebrook and curated by Marilyn Szabo. Our own creative director, Barbara Glynn Denney, produced the book's layout.

The book is available at any of Alliance Bank's 10 locations in Arizona, or online, with a donation of $100 or more. All proceeds go to 12 of the state's most effective education-focused nonprofit organizations.

Over the next few days, we'll feature a few photos from the book, along with their accompanying stories. Here's today's entry for the above photo:

Jerome Mine Train, Jerome | Circa 1900
The United Verde & Pacific narrow-gauge railway was the innovation of United Verde Copper Company mine owner William A. Clark, who bought the mine in 1888. Clark's construction of the railroad to tie into the national railroad system, and expansion of the mine and the smelter, allowed the company to grow and prosper to become the largest copper mine in Arizona by 1900. In 1915, Clark built a standard-gauge rail line to his new smelter at the base of Cleopatra Hill in his company town, Clarkdale.

Photo credit: Jeremy Rowe Collection

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Save $12.99 on 100 Greatest Photographs Book (Now in Its Third Printing!)

100 Greatest Photographs to Ever Appear in Arizona Highways Magazine

100 Greatest Photographs to Ever Appear in Arizona Highways Magazine

We're excited to announce that our book 100 Greatest Photographs to Ever Appear in Arizona Highways Magazine is going into its third printing. If you're looking to get a jump on Christmas shopping, now's the time!

For a limited time, you can get the book for $27 instead of its normal price of $39.99. Just enter promo code P3M5PB at checkout when you order from the Arizona Highways online store.

From Navajo families and a Mohave girl to the splendor of the Grand Canyon and the grasslands of Southern Arizona, the 100 images that appear in the book are the best to have ever been published in Arizona Highways, as chosen by Photo Editor Jeff Kida and Editor Robert Stieve. As Stieve writes, “In my mind, there was no golden era, just decades and decades of spectacular photography — one great shot after another.” This book celebrates those great shots, both old and new, and pays tribute to the men and women who made them.

In addition to ordering from our online store, you can pick up 100 Greatest Photographs to Ever Appear in Arizona Highways Magazine at the Arizona Highways gift shop, which is located at 2039 W. Lewis Avenue in Phoenix.

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