Meaning of GLOBE in English


city, seat (1881) of Gila county, east-central Arizona, U.S. It lies along Pinal Creek in foothills between the Pinal and Apache mountains. Miami, its sister city, is 6 miles (10 km) west. Globe originated as a mining camp at Ramboz Peak and was moved to the present site after the discovery, in 1875, of silver on the nearby San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation; the town was supposedly named for a globe-shaped piece of high-grade silver. Copper found beneath the silver formed the basis for economic development and remains the major source of income. Other economic factors are milling, lumbering, cattle raising, and tourism. Nearby are the pre-Columbian Besh-ba-gowah (Metal Camp) pueblo ruins, the Southwestern Archeological Center (at Gila Pueblo), Tonto National Monument and Forest, Theodore Roosevelt Lake and Dam (1911), San Carlos Lake and Coolidge Dam (1929), and the Salt River Canyon. Inc. 1907. Pop. (1990) 6,062.

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