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The Gila County Historical Society was founded in 1955 in order to study, collect, preserve and disseminate the history of Gila County. Its non-profit all-volunteer museum is located in Globe on Highway 60, in the former Globe-Miami Mine Rescue Station that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Permanent exhibits include Native American artifacts dating back to 1125 A.D., Arizona's first Governor George W.P. Hunt's Victorian Room, and a print shop. Other displays depict the histories of mining, early day ranching, and many other aspects of local history. The library contains a fine collection of archival material, books, digital oral histories and photographs. The bookstore offers a variety of local histories for your reading pleasure.