Globe is located just north of the Pinal Mountains in Gila County and is only a 90 minute drive from Phoenix. The drive has a good bit of up to it so the climate is cooler than down in Phoenix. Globe was called Bésh Baa Gowąh by the Western Apache before the town was founded which in English means “Place of Metal” . The Apaches were in the know as Globe has been the site of copper mining since 1875. The population from the 2010 census was 7,532. The historic downtown district is listed in the Nation Register of Historic Places. The town is located between two lakes (Roosevelt and San Carlos), surrounded by the Tonto National Forest and there are 5 wilderness areas (Superstition, Salt River, Salome, Sierra Ancha and Four Peaks) located within range of a short drive.
The following links contain more information about the town and area :
EXPLORE THE WILD
The Gila County web site has an excellent section on Globe, which it should since Globe is the county seat. The theme of the site is EXPLORE THE WILD. It covers living and working in the area, but my favorite page is titled Adventure. It also has links to numerous sites that also cover the Globe area.
The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce site provide in depth information covering local events, and businesses and services. It’s theme is Adventure Awaits! I check in on this site regularly to use there calander to stay up on the local events. Coming up soon are the Ghost Tour & Paranormal Investigation, Lizard Walk, and Farmers Market.
The Old West
Paul R. Machula’s East Central Arizona history site will transport you to the time of the Apache Kid, Tom Horn, Geronimo, Billy the Kid and Pearl Hart. Just to name a few of the old west characters that had their time in the Globe area. The Old West lives on here in the land of the San Carlos Apaches in the region surrounding the great Pinal Mountains. Paul Machula passed away but has left this great site which continues his legacy. The Globe page tells of the town’s early history and exciting times, be sure and read about Hunky Dory Holmes and the cave with hastily built rock wall where the prospectors held of the Apaches in Big Johnny Gulch. The fort is still there and makes a wonderful hike.