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Superior is on U.S. 60 at the junction of state Highway 177. The town, in a mountainoussetting, is surrounded by peaks such as 6,056-foot Iron Mountain. In 1900, George Lobb laid out the town, naming it Hastings. Mines dotted the hills around the prosperous Pinal County community. Stockholders in one of the successful silver mines lived in Michigan and named their mine Lake Superior. This mine fed the area economy and the community changed its name to Superior after this mine. The Magma Copper Company was established in 1910 and ran the Silver Queen Mine which became a great copper producer after its silver ran out. A smelter was built in 1924 and remained in operation for 47 years.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:40

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Annual Superior Home Tour

Read More On January 30th and 31st 2016, the doors to Superior are open to all who like to learn about our community and have a great time. The doors to the Town, as well as doors to several homes and buildings, are wide open for our annual Home and Building Tour.



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Apache Leap Mining Festival

Superior celebrates the
28th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival

March 11-13, 2016


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