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Welcome to Superior, the Gateway to the Copper Corridor. Rich in copper, history, culture and natural beauty, with blue skies and birds chirping, it’s a terrific escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The entire region offers miles of hiking, biking, equestrian activities, bird watching, rock climbing and off road exploring either on your own or with a guide. You will find historic sites to explore and the grave sites of legen

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  • Bullion Plaza and mining museum
  • Besh Be Gowah ruins
  • Devil’s Canyon
  • Asarco open pit copper mine
  • Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
  • Roosevelt Lake and camp grounds
  • Biosphere II

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Box 8 Ranch

These footprints represent the Matriarch of the Smith Family, Elizabeth Mitchell Smith. Born in 1889 in Yuma, Arizona. She arrived in Superior by covered wagon with her Mother, Eloisa Amavisca Mitchell and Father, Harry Mitchell, a miner, in July of 1904. Approximately 15 years after the death of Mattie Earp in the town of Pinal, just West of Superior. Also, in the wagon were her younger sisters: Rachel and Francis. Imagine if you will the heat of summer and the dust from the dry dirt road, now known as Highway 60. Lizzie, as she was known to friends, recounted the family had been followed for a distance by "bad men" and her Father had given them a spare horse to dissuade them from harming any of the family. The Smith Family was welcomed by George Lobb of the Lobb Family. George was the original US Postmaster of Superior. It was not long before Lizzie met a gentleman, Charles Hamilton Smith, a Michigan native. He had, by most accounts, run away as a teenager to join the Spanish-American War. He then wandered as a prospector and when he located a gold nugget in a wash surrounding Superior, he became a lifelong mine enthusiast and developer. After marrying, the couple finally settled outside of Superior on a ranch that Elizabeth homesteaded. It was known as the Smith Ranch and the brand was registered with the State of Arizona as the Box 8. Always a business woman, and aided by her seven children, Elizabeth planted orchards, put in the first private swimming pool in the area and had plans to develop a tavern. Many octogenarians, school kids in the 1920's and 1930's, have recounted days of "playing hooky" eating hamburgers and swimming at the ranch. Lizzie's plans were circumvented by fate and after losing three of her children, she sold the original ranch and moved to "town" around the time of World War II. She tried her hand at boarding houses, finally building her own house on Heiner drive. Her love of planting finally outweighed the convenience of living "in town" and with her son, Fred, in 1956, she built a new house and developed some of the property where the footprints are currently located. She planted fruit trees, evergreens, palm trees, rose bushes and flowers which she sold for extra money on church holidays. The first of several chicken houses was constructed and a barn for a couple of cows, Lizzie had her ranch again. The chickens and cows are gone as are many of the trees, but this remains the Box 8 Ranch. The footprints have been relocated and a new dream has begun.

Services
• Overnight camping
• Horse corrals
• Events (weddings, reunions, etc)
• Swimming pool
• Restrooms
• Personal and RV storage
• Bulk Propane (we can fill your RV or BBQ tanks)
• RV Sewage Dump Station ($5)
• Access to forest trails
• Bicycle Shuttle Services to some of the local trailheads
• Guided hikes and Mountain Bike Rides

Superior, AZ

Rose’s Roses Flowers & The Gecko Colleckto

Flower, Plants, Jewelry, Furniture and Collectibles; We are the Local Flower Shop serving the Copper Corridor. Specializing in funerals and all special events. We have a venue with a maximum of 90 people for rental for events. We also have a 1 bedroom bed and breakfast available daily up to 5 days. Inside the store we have up to 10 – 8 x 12 stores for a unique variety shopping experience. Vendors are either local or from the Copper Corridor area.

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Superior, AZ

Arizona Youth Partnership

Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.

A Community Coalition tackling Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse along the Copper Corridor.

Programs Offered:

  • Loving My Future
  • Summer Leadership Institute
  • Choosing the Best
  • Stronger Families Project
  • Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Starting Out Right
  • Trauma Informed Care Training
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (ACES)
  • Too Good for Drugs
  • Mind Matters
  • Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program
  • Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP)
  • Active Parenting: First Five Years
  • Love Notes
  • 360 Substance Misuse Training
  • Botvin's Life Skills
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