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Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit – Miami-Globe
September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 4, 2018
Dates: September 22 – November 4, 2018
Address: 150 N Plaza Circle, Miami, Arizona 85539-1629
Exhibit hours: Thursdays-Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The mission of Bullion Plaza is “dedicated to preserving and presenting the culturally diverse history, the human experience, as well as exploring the natural environment unique to the Globe-Miami region of Arizona.” The building was known as the Bullion Plaza School in Gila County and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Miami is located in east-central Arizona, and it is closely tied with the nearby City of Globe. The “twin” municipalities share a newspaper, a chamber of commerce, and a common cultural identity. Although the mining operations that support the economy depend on large amounts of water, there are no rivers or lakes in the area. The Gila River flows about 30 miles to the south through Winkelman. The Salt River and Roosevelt Lake, a large reservoir created by Roosevelt Dam, lie north of the communities. Miami and Globe rely for their own water supply on deep wells that tap into groundwater from the Cutter Basin. The Tonto National Forest surrounds the area on three sides. U.S. Highway 60 connects the towns, which are about four miles apart.
Water/Ways is sponsored by the Salt River Project, Nestlé Waters North America, the American Slavic Association, and Chaos RX Optics.