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2004, January 10
Death of Mr. Kyle Erickson
A past city resident of San Manuel, Arizona. Mr. Kyle Erickson, age 38, was killed in a automobile accident Saturday evening, January 10, 2004, when a vehicle he was a passenger in lost control and went through the steel guardrails of the bridge over the All-American Canal. He was a past teacher in your school system and has a daughter named Sarah. His funeral was Friday, 16 January 2004 in Hayfield, Minnesota, where he graduated in 1983.
Submitted by Dawn
The first building for the church at First and Nichols Avenue was dedicated in June 1955. At the time the smelter was in the process of being completed. A hospital was in place and the first shopping center taking shape. The Valley National Bank was the only bank and Robert Searcy was branch manager. Searcy, of Arkansas, was also the first deacon in the church.
The San Manuel Miner of June 21, 1955, announced a guest speaker for the First Baptist Church. He was Emmett McLoughlin, then superintendent of Memorial Hospital in Phoenix. A former Catholic priest-social worker, his book, "People's Padre" had more than 18 printings by The Beacon Press, Boston.
It was years later that BHP purchased the Magma properties (San Manuel, Superior, Pinto Valley,Az., Robinson Nevada, and several properties located outside the US. When the bottom fell out of thecopper industry, BHP decided to shut the plant down. It came at the conclusion of an $85 million retrofit,to increase the capacity of the flash furnace, with other improvements. The furnace was never re-lit. Theplant was mothballed.
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