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The “Along the Ruby Road” columns listed below have been printed in the Green Valley News & Sun newspaper. (Green Valley is a small town of about 20,000 people, located 25 miles south of Tucson, Arizona, only a few miles from the old mining district we write about.) Just click on the appropriate item to reach a particular column.  The final column ran on February 9, 2007.

Column
Number

Publication Date

Subject

NA 09/19/2003 Introduction of Along the Ruby Road Columns
1 10/01/2003 Introduction – Objectives of Column – Authors Background
2 10/15/2003 First American Gold Mine – Oro Blanco – Robert Leatherwood
3 10/29/2003 Oro Blanco District – Yellow Jacket - John Bartlett, Dr John Handy
4 11/12/2003 Location of Montana Mine 1877-1885 – James Kirkpatrick
5 11/26/2003 Austerlitz Mine and Father of Oro Blanco – Adolphus Noon
6 12/01/2003 Old Glory Mine – Pierre Peyron
7 12/26/2003 A Very Dangerous Place to Live – A J Peck, John Bartlett
8 01/07/2004 Montana Mine’s Early Development
9 01/21/2004 A Difficult Life in the Oro Blanco Mining Camps
10 02/04/2004 Ring Family Mystery
11 02/20/2004 Montana Camp Store / Ruby– Julius Andrews
12 03/05/2004  Montana Mine 1917/1918 Goldfield Consolidated Mining Co
13 03/26/2004 Ruby Store – Phil Clarke
14 04/07/2004 Border Problems
15 04/23/2004  Fraser Brothers – Mining Story, Jack/Ines Fraser Letters
16 05/07/2004 Fraser Brothers Acquire Ruby Store
17 05/21/2004 Ruby Mercantile – The First Robbery
18 06/02/2004 Shootout With Fraser Brothers Murderer
19 06/18/2004 Ruby Mercantile – The Second Robbery
20 06/25/2004 Pearson Murderers Capture and Trials
21 07/09/2004 Pearson Murderers Escape
22 07/21/2004 Pearson Murderers Fate
23 08/06/2004 Montana Mine 1926-1930 – Eagle Picher Buys Montana Mine
24 08/20/2004 Montana Mine 1929-1934 – More Water, Great Depression
25 09/01/2004 Montana Mine 1934-1944- Largest Producer in Arizona
26 09/17/2004 Life in Ruby 1926-1944 - What it Was Like to Live in Ruby
27 10/01/2004 Life in Ruby – Working in the Mine
28 10/15/2004  Life in Ruby – Living Accommodations
29 10/22/2004 Life in Ruby – Health Care
30 11/12/2004 Life in Ruby – Schooling
31 11/19/2004 Life in Ruby – Favorite Hangouts
32 12/03/2004  Life in Ruby – Recreation and Social Life
33 12/17/2004  Life in Ruby – Ruby Mercantile Revisited
34 12/31/2004 Life in Ruby – Law and Order
35 01/14/2005 Life in Ruby – Memories
36 01/28/2005 Life in Ruby – Leaving Ruby
37 02/11/2005 Hugo Miller Buys the Montana Mine and Ruby
38 03/18/2005 Hugo Miller Operations at the Montana Mine
39 04/01/2005 Ruby is Sold to Private Interests
40 04/15/2005 Ruby is Invaded by Hippies
41 04/29/2005 Ruby Private Ownership – National Recognition
42 05/20/2005  Ruby Private Ownership – Caretakers
43 05/27/2005 Ruby Private Ownership - Reunions
44 06/17/2005 Ruby Today – Ghost Town
45 07/01/2005 The Future of Ruby
46 07/13/2005 So You Want to Write a Book
47 07/27/2005 Mercantile Murders Epilog – Fraser and Pearson Families
48 08/10/2005 Oro Blanco Geology and Geography
49 08/31/2005 Mining Technology Transfer from the Far West
50 09/14/2005 The Beginning of Mining in Southern Arizona
51 09/28/2005 Indians in Oro Blanco Country
52 10/09/2005 Ruby’s Poet Laureate Charlie Foltz
53 10/28/2005 You Are Invited to Ruby
54 11/06/2005 Arizona Territorial Geologist William Blake
55 11/16/2005 Ring Brothers Lose Biggest Fan - Clinton Ring
56 12/07/2005 Wayne Winters’ Battle with the Jolly Green Giants
57 12/21/2005 George B Williams – Long Range Mining
58 01/06/2006 So You Want to Write a Book – Part II
59 01/20/2006 Let’s Take a Hike to the Top of Montana Peak
60 02/01/2006 Columnists Lose a Friend and Key Source – Connie Kiely
61 02/15/2006 Ruby’s Best Baseball Player - Sammy Rosthenhausler
62 03/01/2006 Angela Coronado DeNault’s Memories of Ruby
63 03/15/2006 Joe Ortiz’ 21 Years in Ruby
64 03/29/2006 Frontier Lady of Letters – Heroic Love Story of Ines Fraser / Plans
65 05/05/2005  A Sturdy Beginning in the Mountains of Colorado
66 05/31/2005 My Childhood in Salida, Colorado
67 06/07/2005 How I Met My Lover – Little Jack Fraser
68 07/07/2005 Jack’s Great Alaskan Adventure – I
69 07/19/2006 Jack’s Great Alaskan Adventure – II
70 08/18/2006 Jack’s Great Alaskan Adventure – III
71 09/01/2006  Ines Fraser’s Courtship and Marriage to Jack Fraser
72 09/15/2006 Ines Fraser’s Trip to Arizona:Liberty to Arivaca
73 10/04/2006  Ines Fraser’s Trip to Arizona:Arivaca to Los Alamos
74 11/03/2006 Life at Los Alamos Mining Camp
75 11/10/2006 My Horseback Adventure to Nogales
76 11/17/2006 Mining and Friendships
77 12/14/2006 Starting Our Family
78 12/22/2006 Difficult Separations
79 02/09/2007 The End of the Road
NA 05/25/2007 Book Review - Frontier Lady of Letters


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