Ray, Sonora, or Barcelona
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MessageI am not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this info for my mission.

NameRichard Manríquez
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MessageMy family is in this book thank you for the wonderful memories and information

NameRichard McClendon
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MessageMy name is Richard B McClendon I’m proud to say that on February 1 1962 I was born in Ray before the hospital was moved over to Kearny. By the time I started going to school I went to Kearny. My dad and three brothers worked in the mine. And in 1973 we moved to Texas because that is where my family was from . If anyone remembers the name feel free to call me I sure would like to hear from you especially someone that I might have gone to school with.

Here is my number.
(903) 987 4529.

NameCharlene Raymond
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MessageHi. I grew up in Superior, AZ. Has Ray, AZ. grown much?

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Messagemy mother used to live in Ray. her maiden name was Glenda Nelson. her parents were Carl and Kathleen Nelson, but folks knew them as Kap and Pete Nelson. I too am looking for information on the town and would like information on the newspapers. thank you.

NameJames Page
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MessageI appreciate that people like you make up a web page like this.From what I understand my great great grandmother lived in the town of Ray.From what I remember of her she was a awesome woman. smilie smilie

NameRaymundo Caldera Jr. ( El Pelon)
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MessageI remember your parents very well. Your mom is my step mothers sister, Margarita Campos Caldera. Your dad played baseball with my dad. The teams name was Ray- Sonora Tigers. I sure miss Sonora. Sonora was my birth place. smilie smilie

NameGreg Westen
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MessageTo Whom it may concern:
The cavalry officer is a Medical Doctor. The saddle is an officers saddle. The doctor usually wore 2 red cross arm bands.(for easy identification) The photo could have been taken at Fort Huachuca,Arizona in 1918. The 10th CAVALRY was there.

Sincerely, Greg Westen

NameChrysta S. Carter, J.D
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MessageURGENT!I have in my possession the Arizona Copper Camp newspapers published from 1915-1918 stating in the head deckline- "Ray Arizona!The Second Largest Ore Deposit in the World!".These were copies sent to Archives from the Editors from way back.Incl.in these issues (which are flimsy and taped by Capitol Librarians) are old ads, notices, events of Ray during the boom town Era. Repeat:I have old Ray Arizona newspapers.I will update this notice when I get a full count but I do have about 2 binders full of them and they are readable.I am considering publishing a copy of them entirely.I am going to the printer tomorrow and getting some quotes on how much it will cost to get copies of these newspapers put into book edition.Seems that there are a lot of descendants from this town and a lot of missing family information, family questions that might be answered with the information in these newspapers. I live in Phoenix. Papers are called Arizona Copper Camp
then below "Ray, AZ. " So they had a Camp newspaper and it was quite a going concern in 1915-16. smilie

NameJohn Bedlion
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MessageI was born in Ray in 1954 to Curt B. and Frances M. Bedlion. Both sets of my Grandsparents, Curt C. and Ester Bedlion and Everett and Rosa Lee Brown also lived in Ray and worked for the mine.

We moved to Kearny when Ray was abandoned and then in 1960 moved so Southern California. My Grandpa and Grandma Brown moved to Superior, AZ and my Grandpa and Grandma Bedlion moved to Glendale, AZ.

I still have family in the area and will always consider "Ray" my home... even though it is just a huge hole in the earth now and forever more.

In the 50's and 60's when the only company in town wanted to do something, they did it... Today, that would never happen. People are more environmentally aware and more respectful of the history of a town or region.

Ray will always be a big part of my life.

John Bedlion

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