Cotton woven in Pinal County along Gila River since ancient peoples

Cotton branch on white background Cotton, one of the five “C’s” of the Arizona economy (Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus and Climate), has a long history in Central Arizona, especially Pinal County. Cotton seeds from Mesoamerica arrived in southern Arizona over 1,500 years ago. The ancient people who lived along the Gila River from Florence to […]

Gila Valley Made becomes Copper and Cotton Lifestyle Co.

Co-owners Taylor Ludwig (left) and Tricia Garrett welcome shoppers to the new Copper and Cotton Lifestyle Co. store, formerly known as Gila Valley Made. – David Bell Photography/Gila Valley Central Contributor: David Bell September 12, 2022 SAFFORD — Gira Valley Maid, one of downtown Safford’s flagship stores, is gone. At the store’s two-year anniversary celebration […]