Marking Statehood Day on Thursday, Gov. Jan Brewer unveiled a sculpture donated to the state to honor Arizona’s mining history. The statue of Bisbee copper miner George Warren was commissioned by Jim Warne Jr., a Bisbee resident who said he wanted the bronze sculpture to serve as a reminder of Arizona’s rich mining history.
Some of the Governors exact words were:
Just one year ago, we celebrated Arizona’s Centennial and part of that celebration included honoring MINING as a vital ingredient in our state’s founding. --- I’m grateful that this historic figure --- now takes on three dimensional proportions and becomes a permanent part of Arizona’s tribute to mining in our state