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Globe Arizona


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Globe is a town of 7,486 (2000 census).
Time Zone: Mountain
Gila County: Population 49,051.
GPS Info: latitude 33.4 N x longitude 110.8 W
Globe boomed in the 1900's with the discovery of silver. The silver was quickly depleted, but abudant copper kept the town thriving.
Many of the mines still operate, but today Globe is known for the many recreational opportunities available in the national forests that surround the town. Hiking, Mountain Biking and Camping are all popular as are Boating and Fishing on Roosevelt and Apache Lakes. There are also good seasonal Whitewater Rafting opportunities on the Upper Salt River near town.
Globe's historic downtown is also of interest to travelers.

Globe is located 80 miles east of Phoenix along US Highways 60 and 70. in the heart of Arizona's magnificent Tonto National Forest and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain vistas in the Southwest. It has a colorful history, punctuated by mining discoveries and is supposedly named for a globe-shaped piece of pure silver found nearby. The mining and ranching economic base is still a major factor in the city's economy.
Globe is situated near the mid-point of the legendary Old West Highway that stretches from Apache Junction, Arizona east to Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Globe is also the eastern terminus of the Apache Trail, which runs northwest to Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area, then turns southwest to Apache Junction.