Arizona Historic photos, documents, and people

December, 1942

Kingman (vicinity), Arizona. A miner going toward a train of mine cars at the entrance of the Boriana mining company. These cars carry tungsten ore to a concentrating plant in the same area. The mine i

December, 1942

Kingman (vicinity), Arizona. Powdered tungsten ore, mined near Kingman at the Boriana workings. This ore is used to increase the hardness of steel for cutting tools and, since the war, has been used fo

December, 1942

Kingman (vicinity), Arizona. A huge waste pile, showing a workman near the center picking up still valuable pieces of tungsten ore, which is mined at the Boriana workings and processed at a nearby reco

December, 1942

Kingman (vicinity), Arizona. A general view of the desert mountain type of country in which tungsten ore is mined by the Boriana mining company. Cacti and sage brush, shown here, represent the only veg

June, 1938

Cotton picker's camp, Salt River Valley, Arizona. For many refugees from the Southwest, Arizona is a stopping point on the way to California, where money can be made during the cotton harvest with whic

May, 1937

Family of nine from near Fort Smith, Arkansas, on their way to try to find work in the California harvests. Between Yuma and Phoenix, Arizona. Fourteen such cars were passed one afternoon on this highw

December, 1942

Kingman (vicinity), Arizona. Mr. Relling, in the laboratory, analyzing tungsten ore and concentrates in a plant near the Boriana mines where the chromium-like metallic elements are obtained

June, 1938

Farm Security Administration Casa Grande project, Arizona. Large-scale corporate farming by sixty-two families who divide profits. Children in this group came from eight different states

December, 1942

Kingman (vicinity), Arizona. A general view showing a huge waste pile and beyond it the recovery plant where tungsten ore is processed. The ore is mined in the nearby Boriana workings