From Metal Magic: The Story of the American Smelting and Refining Company by Isaac F. Marcosson, 1949. In his book, Marcosson discusses humanizing employee relations, “The workers’ colony at Chihuahua is an example of how the Company has contributed to communal life. The 1,500 workers live in a neat and orderly compound with well-kept streets. Most of the houses have gardens which give a flash of color to the desert countryside. Clean domiciles inspire the people with the feeling of self-respect and pride in their environment. An industrial school affords both boys and men an opportunity to advance themselves in their work, while a kindergarten starts the children on the right track.” Below, an aerial view of the Chihuahua plant and Avalos Mill.