Agua Prieta SonoraAcross the border from Douglas, Arizona
The city of Agua Prieta, Sonora was originally established in 1899 and has a population of approximately 100,000 residents.
Agua Prieta adjoins the Arizona border town of Douglas, Arizona and both cities have a shared history related to the minerals mining industry.
From the time of the city’s origin and for decades after, a main part of the Agua Prieta economy was related to the transport and processing of minerals for the Phelps Dodge Corporation. Many citizens of Agua Prieta worked across the border at the smelter in Douglas, on the railroad and in other support roles.