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Nogales Museum Houses Rich Border History

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About three football fields from the border, the Pimería Alta Historical Society, 136 North Grand Ave., Nogales, Ariz., has been collecting historical artifacts from the area, according to C. Sigrid Maitrejean, a volunteer with the society for 10 years.

"We try to collect military memorabilia," Maitrejean said. "That's from around 1910 to 1923."

Ranch equipment, volunteer fire department equipment, and produce equipment are among some of the items that the museum collects, she said.

They also have a complete archive of the "Nogales Herald" starting from 1920.

"This is the most beautiful room in this place," Axel C. F. Holm said.

Holm is a local historian who volunteers with the museum and publishes the Pimería Post. The Post is a "mostly monthly" newsletter about the history of Nogales, Ariz., Holm said.

From a time when the border was drawn by the imagination to its current rusted, slapdash fence, Nogales is a record of the American west.

In the following video, Maitrejean shares the history of the museum and talks about the collection. She narrates a brief video tour of the museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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