History

Tallia P. Cahoon

Men-leaving-mine2Ruby is privileged to have as its historian Tallia Pfrimmer Cahoon, daughter of one of the mine’s engineers during the 1920’s and 30’s. Tallia grew up there and, after a long teaching career, has become the town’s historian. She has an impressive collection of photos and documents that give graphic evidence of the town’s colorful past.

Along with the Ring brothers Al and Bob, she co-authored the book Ruby, Arizona, Mining, Mayhem, and Murder which gives a detailed history of the town from the mid 1850’s to its purchase by the current owners. For the past 15 years she has been conducting guided tours of Ruby as a part of Pima Community College’s adult outreach program.

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