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Arivaca, AZ


Pima Co.

GLO Map, 1921;
USGS, 1923

In T. 21 S., R 10 E.  Old ranch, town and mining headquarters on Aravaipa creek.  "A Piman word and former Piman village west of Tubac dating from prior to 1833.  Abandoned during the Pima revolt, 1751."  Hodge

Reduction works of the Cerro Colorado or Heintzelman mine were located here, 1880.  Dan Ming in Scientific and Mining Press says:  "There was an Arivaipa mine in the Santa Ritas in 1857.  The Spanish spelled it 'Aribac.'"  Bancroft says:  "Aribac or Arivaca appears on a doubtful map of 1733 as a Pueblo."  P. O. established April 10, 1878, Noah W. Bernard, P.M.

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