Copper Queen Hotel
The Copper Queen Hotel is a historic hotel located in Bisbee, Arizona.
Holding the distinction of being Arizona's longest continuously operated hotel, the Copper Queen was constructed from 1898 to 1902 by the Phelps Dodge Corporation to serve as lodging for investors and dignitaries visiting its nearby copper mine.
Perhaps the most famous ghost is that of a woman in her thirties by the name of Julia Lowell. It is said that she was a prostitute and she used the hotel for her and her clients. She fell madly in love with one of her clients and when she told him this he no longer wanted to see her. She took her own life at the hotel. Guests and staff at the hotel say that they feel her presence on the second and third floors of the west side of the building. Male staff and guests have reported hearing a female voice whispering in their ear. Others have also reported seeing her dancing provocatively at the foot of the stairs.
The hotel was the subject of The Travel Channels Resort Rescue. Bizarrely, it featured a midday drunken streaker running around the hotel.
- Lacey, Marc (August 22, 2010). "A Hotel Where Some Guests Have Been Dead for Years". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
But not visitors to the Copper Queen Hotel, a rustic old place that is considered Arizona’s longest continuously operated hotel.
- "History and Legend". Copper Queen Hotel. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
The Copper Queen Hotel, started in 1898 and completed in 1902, was the product of a booming mining camp called Bisbee. ...