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Ricketts, Louis Davidson

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History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 5, page(s) 329-337
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673].
Sloan, Richard E. History of Arizona. Phoenix, Record Pub. Co., 1930, volume 3 (Arizona biography), pages 51-53: D.E., LL.D.

J Am Med Assoc, Feb 1919; 72: 582: Dr. Ricketts, Tucson, has been appointed a member of the board of regents of Arizona State University.

Louis Davidson Ricketts (December 19, 1859 - March 4, 1940) was an American economic geologist, mining engineer and banker who pioneered development of copper mines in the U.S. state of Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora. Ricketts was educated at Princeton University, earning both a B.Sc and D.Sc. (1883) in economic geology. He then went to work in the mines of Leadville and Silverton, Colorado. In 1887 he was appointed Geologist for Wyoming Territory, and in 1890 he began a long association with Dr. James Douglas of Phelps Dodge. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._D._Ricketts

See also: "Dr. Louis D. Ricketts" in Forrest R. Rickard, 1996, The Development of Ajo, Arizona (Ajo, Arizona, self-published).

See also: American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers Mining and metallurgy monthly bulletin, issue 111, March 1916, pages iv-vii. [http://books.google.com/books?id=3PZBAAAAYAAJ]

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April 21, 1912 Tucson Citizen: Two cars left Gila Bend after train but managed to beat it to Tucson. The drivers of the cars of Captain John C. Greenway, general manager of the Calumet & Arizona (mining company), and Dr. L.D. Ricketts arrived in the city yesterday morning, having made a run from Gila Bend, a distance of 150 miles. They expected to meet Captain Greenway and Dr. Ricketts here, whence the rest of the journey would be made overland to Bisbee. The remarkable thing about the run was not the length of it, but the fact that the start from Gila Bend was made after an eastbound freight train had left Gila Bend and the automobiles got here in advance of the train. The road was found to be a very good one, much better than the drivers had expected to find, and they were told that it was equally as good if not better between Gila Bend and Yuma.
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