Mike Anderson 
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Re: “Lani's Luau Hawaiian Restaurant

Onolicious local kine grinds from local boy and girl. Reasonable prices, friendly service. Ey, where else you going get malasadas and poi in the desert?

Posted by Mike Anderson on 11/05/2015 at 7:52 AM

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Re: “Sticky Summer Nights

The grandstands and clubhouse at Warren Ballpark are primarily constructed of raw adobe, not concrete. It is the only such facility left in the U.S. There will be a rugby tournament there Dec.9-10 2017 and a vintage baseball tournament Apr. 7-8, 2018.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/28/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

If you truly want to atone for your, sins, which are merely venal, say three hail marys, four our fathers, smack yourself over the head with a rolled up newspaper and encourage Senor Borozan to contact us so we can get his great-grandfather's story, photographs and whatever supporting material he has to add to our files on the deportees.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/07/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

Dan Frey is also a member of the Bisbee Centennial Commemoration Committee and one of the three Bisbee historians (along with Charles Bethea and myself) who wrote the articles on the Deportation for the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the Cochise County Historical Journal. Dan did copious research on the reasons for, and events leading up to, the Deportation. Charles, also the committee chairman and author of "The Copper Chronicles" which airs on KBRP-LP, intensively studied the day of the Deportation and 1917 Bisbee in general. I researched the deportees and their lives after the deportation and continue to do so. Thanks to people like Tom Danehy and Mr. Borozan, our understanding of the Deportation increases day by day.

Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/07/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

OK, Mr. Borozan, I found your great-grandfather in the 1920 U.S. census, working as a miner and living in Dubacher Canyon, one canyon east of Brewery Gulch. He's also listed in the Evergreen Cemetery database (with his name misspelled, as was common with the names of Serbs and Montenegrins in those days.) It appears that he died in 1922, not 1920 and is buried in the IOOF section of the cemetery. He makes the 14th deportee (possibly 15th, but George Rice is not yet confirmed to my satisfaction) we know of who is buried in Bisbee's Evergreen Cemetery - there are likely more. I'll check the McKinney's Bisbee city directory for 1916-17 later today to see if he's listed in it. Please contact me so we can complete this story. I am changing "Eli Vukson's" name in our database to Eli Vuksanovich and will start building a file on him.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/07/2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

Mr. Borozan, we are indeed creating a record! Please contact me through the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum (520-432-7071) or through the "Friends of Warren Ballpark" website (www.friendsofwarrenballpark.com) or the Friends' Facebook page. It appears that your great-grandfather is listed on the one surviving census taken during August 1917 at Camp Furlong in Columbus as "Eli Vukson." My wife and I read Eli's name and the names of 900 other deportees while standing on Coote's Hill overlooking Camp Furlong in Columbus a few weeks ago. We would very much like to add his story and photographs to our rapidly-growing list of deportees. Many of the names of the deportees were mangled by the Army officer (CPT Dorcy) who took them down a century ago, which makes tracking deportees from a century's distance problematical but not impossible. The members of the Bisbee Deportation Centennial Commemoration Committee would also welcome you and/or other members of your family to attend our events here in Bisbee over the next two weeks.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/07/2017 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

There are a number of good books and other publications about the Bisbee Deportation and its effect on the American labor movement. "Forging the Copper Collar" by James Byrkit is the most comprehensive account of the event. This was the book the Phelps Dodge corporation allegedly tried to force the University of Arizona to NOT publish. Kate Benton-Cohen's "Borderline Americans" does a superb job of explaining how the concepts of race. ethnicity and "100 percent Americanism" factored into the Deportation. Carlos Schwantes' (editor) "Bisbee: Urban Outpost on the Frontier" is a very fine, exquisitely illustrated with photographs, account of Bisbee during the period of the Deportation. Robert Houston's "Bisbee '17 is a sold, well-written fictional account of the Deportation. Just hot off the presses is the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the Cochise County Historical Journal, which has several articles that contain information recently unearthed about the Deportation and the deportees. And last, but definitely not least, the just-released "Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family" biography by Jane Little Botkin is well worth reading.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/06/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Bisbee Deportation

Thanks for the great coverage! We have worked long and hard on all these events and hope to share what we have done with Tucson and the rest of the free world in Baja Arizona.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/06/2017 at 7:33 AM

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