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Juan Baca

“After Vietnam, I met my wife in Superior;
We got married and we settled there.
It’s a copper mining town. Right now the mines are shut down. It’s special because of the community and everybody helps everybody.

They’re trying to reopen the mine again. And so there are a lot of people moving in here now. The mine is gonna reopen.

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My family lives in Show Low, in the White Mountains, but I’m used to Superior.
I can’t live in Mesa or Apache Junction –
it’s too congested for me.
I’m a country boy.