Globe is a gritty Arizona mining town with a rich history. Known as "Bésh Baa Gowąh" (the place of metal) in Apache, it was surveyed in 1876 and officially incorporated on May 1, 1878 as Globe City. Its economy today consists of mining, tourism, government and retirees.
Globe was home to Chief of Scouts Al Sieber after the Apache Wars. It was here that Sheriff John Henry "Rimrock" Thompson held off a lynch mob to protect a prisoner. Both men rest today in the Old Globe Cemetery alongside other notable Arizona pioneers.
Globe is prominently featured in the writings of Western novelist Louis L'amour.