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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
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Date: 7/2013
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Heat, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
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Date: 7/2013
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Heat, All Images

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Contributor: Daniel Leivick
Title: Ajo Pit #1
Description: The New Cordelia open pit copper mine at sun set. While minerals have been gathered in the area for centuries, open pit operations began in Ajo in 1916 and ended following a strike in 1985.
Date: 11/2010
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Desert, Panorama, All Images

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Contributor: Daniel Leivick
Title: Ajo Pit #2
Description: Looking south on the 1500 foot deep open pit copper mine. Different colors indicate the presence of different minerals.
Date: 4/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Desert, Panorama, All Images

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Contributor: Daniel Leivick
Title: Ajo Pit #3
Description: Waste rock fills a valley west of the pit. Iron rich rock creates rust colored streaks.
Date: 4/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Desert, Panorama, All Images

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Contributor: Daniel Leivick
Title: Foundation and Waste Rock Pile
Description: When the mine was closed nearly all the mining structures where demolished for tax purposes.
Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Demolition, Desert, Panorama, All Images

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Contributor: Daniel Leivick
Title: Border Patrol and Tailing Piles
Description: During operation the mine produced mountains of waste rock (right) and smelter tailings (left). Since the closure of the mine, the Ajo's primary industries have become the US Border Patrol and services for RVs.
Date: 3/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Demolition, Panorama, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Daniel Leivick
Title: Waste Rock Piles and Snow Bird Camp
Description: During the cooler months retirees make camps in the desert just beyond the massive waste rock heaps.
Date: 3/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Desert, Panorama, Recreation, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Daniel Leivick
Title: Desert Wreck
Description: A wrecked truck in the desert south of Ajo. The waste rock piles are visible on the right.
Date: 4/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Desert, Panorama, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Behind the mine
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Desert, All Images

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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Midnight at the bowling alley
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: People, All Images

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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Taking down the flag
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: People, All Images

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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Smiley and Jesus play with tops from Mexico
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: People, All Images

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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Rebel supply store
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Location: Ajo
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Cementary in Ajo
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Location: Ajo
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Miner and son
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Reserved table at the VFW
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Location: Ajo
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Springbreak at the Pizza Hut
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: People, All Images

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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Company housing in Ajo
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Dutch at the VFW bar
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Highway 85
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Location: Ajo
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Dirt road in Ajo
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Location: Ajo
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: the former Copper Sands Market
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Contributor: Lara Shipley
Title: Summer monsoon at the Circle-K
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
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Contributor: Scott Warren & Jason Roehner
Title: Industry, The Border, and the Transformation of Ajo, Arizona, Act I
Description: For full HD quality watch this clip through the Vimeo site (Load the video, but then click the Vimeo link on the player to be redirected to the site).
Date: 5/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Mexico, Video, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Scott Warren & Jason Roehner
Title: Industry, The Border, and the Transformation of Ajo, Arizona, Act II
Description: For full HD quality watch this clip through the Vimeo site (Load the video, but then click the Vimeo link on the player to be redirected to the site).
Date: 5/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Mexico, Video, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo Curley School, 2011
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Date: 6/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo Curley School, 1930s
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Archival Material, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo Mine Works, 2011
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Date: 6/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo Mine Works, 1930s
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Archival Material, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo looking northeast, 2011
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Date: 6/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo looking northeast, 1930
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Archival Material, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo looking northeast, 1930-2011
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Date: 6/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: The copper mine, Indian Village and Mexican town, 1930s-2011
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Date: 6/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo Plaza late 1910s/1920s-2011
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Date: 6/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo Plaza 2011
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Date: 6/2011
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Scott Warren
Title: Ajo Plaza late 1910s-1920s (AZ Historical Society)
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Archival Material, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Scott Warren
Title: Presence and Absence in the Desert Borderlands
Description: The iconic landscapes of the North American Southwest conceal the tension along the U.S.-Mexico border. For full HD quality watch this clip through the Vimeo site (Load the video, but then click the Vimeo link on the player to be redirected to the site).
Date: 5/2014
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Mexico, Video, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Migrant's Last View
Description: An unknown migrant passed away here and his remains were discovered in 2014. This would have been his last view.
Date: 3/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
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Date: 3/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Saguaro as Grave Marker
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
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Date: 3/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Medical Examiners Glove
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Date: 3/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Samaritan Water Drop Near Hat Mountain
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
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Date: 2/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Migrant Shirt
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Date: 10/2015
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Emergency Water Beacon
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Date: 11/2015
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Caution
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Date: 10/2015
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Agua Pura - Samaritan Water Drop
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Date: 10/2015
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Desert, immigration, All Images

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