Bellevue, Arizona facts for kids
|Elevation||4,692 ft (1,430 m)|
|Time zone||MST (no DST) (UTC-7)|
|Post Office Opened:||July 30, 1906|
|Post Office Closed:||April 7, 1927|
The settlement was founded as a mining camp around 1906 when a post office was established. The name of the founder is unknown though the town was built to harbor the Gibson Cooper Mine. The Bellevue-Miami Stagecoach company had a stage there. A boarding house, general store and the post office were among many houses. The population got as high 300 before 1927 when the post office closed and the settlement became a ghost town. As of today, the concrete Gibson Cooper mill still stands, along with metal mining equipment. Piles of ore can be found also.
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