ABOUT THE OWNERS:After spending nearly 30 years in Phoenix we moved to Ajo in 1991, where we presently own and operate Copperstate Insurance Agencies, Inc. and Ajo Chevron and Food Mart.
We have spent many happy hours in Mexico with friends and family. We presently have two small casitas in San Jorge, just east of the Mayan Palace, near Puerto Penasco. Our first visit to the interior of Mexico in 1954 was to Guaymas, where we stayed at the hotel Playa Cortez. It was an old fashioned, socially proper place for dinner!
During our trip to Mazatlan in 1955 we stayed in the La Siesta. A quaint old hotel located on the Olas Atlas. Among the many things we enjoyed during this stay was to charter a boat and go fishing as evidenced in the photo (Please Note; Janice claims she caught the biggest fish!). The roads were two lane paved, but the bridges were unfinished leaving us to detour through the river bottom to get to the other side.
The trip home was uneventful until we reached the aforementioned unfinished bridges. The rainy season was upon us and the previously dry river bottoms were now gushing torrents. Never fear, those resourceful natives had rigged up a temporary barge to ferry us to the other side for a small fee, which we were happy to pay and be on our way.
We would like to thank you for visiting our website and purchasing your policy through us in hopes of establishing a longterm friendship.
Happy Traveling ~
Lamar and Janice Welker
Ajo Arizona Insurance Office:
2021 N Ajo Gila Bend Hwy
Ajo, AZ 85321
Toll Free: 800-293-2560
Bisbee Arizona Insurance Office:
832 Highway 92
Bisbee, AZ 85603
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303 E. 16th St
Douglas, AZ 85608