Growing Up in Miami

Author: Manuel Hernandez & Ben Cannon


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Manuel and Benny met at the age of six and were raised in Miami, AZ, a small mining town, approximately 75 miles east of Phoenix. With the fall of the copper prices, they lived through their town as it struggled to support itself. Their adventures start at the early age seven and continue through adulthood. Running and climbing the surrounding hills and going into places they shouldn't make for an intriguingstory. Both authors grew up and become educators in Arizona and are still great friends today.

What is life like in the 1950's and 60's while living in a copper mining town? Growing up, these authors learned to live and play in the surrounding hills and create their own fun and adventure. This book takes the reader through their early days while Miami was booming, all the way through their teen years and graduation. In the late 60's, copper prices fell, and its effects were felt through every aspect of life in this small town. Sadly, even though times became tough, these adventures created long-lasting memories.

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Pages: 52 | Trim Size: 8.5x8.5

Genre: Biography

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