According to Arizona folklore, "Globe City" was named for an extremely large, globe-shaped silver nugget found along Pinal Creek in the 1870s. The townsite was laid out in the foothills of the Pinal Mountains in 1876. In 1881 Globe was named the first county seat of Gila County. Globe can rightfully lay claim to many famous Arizonans who helped shepherd the Arizona Territory into statehood, including the state's first governor, George W. P. Hunt.
Using over 200 historic archival photographs, Bill and Lynn Haak present here the distinctive story of "Globe City’s" past that shaped the character of the city of Globe today.