A People's History Of Bisbee - Ch. 7 - Late '40s & 1950s

A People's History Of Bisbee

Late '40s & 1950s
Late '40s & 1950s
A Sample From The 53 Chapter Set.

In the 1940s the railway still came into downtown Bisbee, and the town stretched from Old Bisbee to Lowell (above, on election day). When work began on the Lavender Pit in the '50s, hundreds of houses were either moved or torn down. Pit mining had changed the landscape of the town forever.

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talking stick

First Nations people of the Pacific Northwest created the talking stick as both a symbol of a leader's authority and as an instrument of democracy, passing around a carved staff in a group to ensure that each person holding the staff had their chance to be heard.

I see the microphone as a kind of talking stick, allowing  people to record their ideas & personal stories for others to hear.