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Verde Heritage 1957: BECCHETTI COPPER CORPORATION

Mingus Mountain could harbor the very industry needed today. Mining "new" minerals offers a distinct possibility.

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Verde Heritage 1914: JEROME FIRE, June 19

The fire destroyed the building owned by Selna and Kovacovich, occupied by Miller and Darlington, the Gonzales barber shop, and the Fountain Saloon owned by Andrew Issoglio.

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Verde Heritage 1971: SEDONA; The Grasshopper Shopper Opens

Jim and Anne Thomas moved from New York to Sedona last August. They opened Sedona's fifth and largest grocery store in West Sedona.

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Verde Heritage 1971: CLEAR CREEK CHURCH; Plans for Preservation

Construction began during 1898, and the church was dedicated during 1903. Now people are expressing an interest in saving the building.

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Verde Heritage 1918: JEROME; Thriving New Industry is Ruined

Because the factory, said to be owned by a Russian, is out of business, parties who owe various sums of money for goods purchased will attempt to evade payment of their debts.

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Verde Heritage 1970: Oak Creek Tavern Enters New Era

Lee and Oma Bird constructed a building in 1945, which became the Oak Creek Market in conjunction with the Oak Creek Tavern. The Cowboy Artists of America, Inc., was founded there on June 23, 1965.

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Verde Heritage 1905: JEROME, "Happenings in the Copper City," June 2, 3

The new high school is planned, 2 new locomotives have arrived, there is new machinery for the Cleopatra Copper Co., and law enforcement officials are kept busy.

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Verde Heritage 1939: COTTONWOOD; Marcus J. Lawrence Memorial Clinic

Plans to build a non-profit hospital and health care facility at Cottonwood were announced in Prescott by J. H. Morgan, attorney for Mrs. Carrie J. Lawrence.

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Verde Heritage 1905: BLACK HILLS; Photograph of Mysterious Death

George Smith, a mine foreman, had been drinking in Jerome. He was riding in a freight wagon toward the Iron King mine when he fell off the wagon. A nearby couple was asked to take care of him. His body was found 3 days later heaped up in the rocks.

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Verde Heritage 1929: THOUSANDS OF MEXICANS ARE TO BE DEPORTED

Congress recently enacted new laws and provided a budget for the deportation of people who have illegally entered the United States.

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Verde Heritage 1921: Jerome Justice Court Scene of Shooting

Following a heated argument, Kosta Katich fired a revolver wounding Emil Kovacovich and William S. Kirby.

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Verde Heritage 1920: OAK CREEK RESORT

The brush dam at the new head of the John Lee ditch has backed up the water of Oak Creek for half a mile, creating Hurst Lake.

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Verde Heritage 1929: Cars Will Bring Dudes to the Valley

Tourists booked into a chain of hotels travel through the district in 7-passenger sedans. Ella Lowdermilk was the postmistress of the Rimrock Post Office.

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Verde Heritage 1866: CAMP LINCOLN; 2 Fishermen Killed and a Wedding May 1

By February, new Camp Lincoln had about 123 enlisted men, 3 officers, a surgeon, and 16 women, all living in primitive conditions without tents, adequate clothing or shoes, and insufficient rations.

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Verde Heritage 1928: Cottonwood Board of Trade

The need for fire protection and a volunteer fire department were discussed during a meeting. During 1922, the U.V.X. had offered 2 acres of land to the town to be used for a park.

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Verde Heritage 1914: TROUT ABOUND IN OAK CREEK

The new road from Jim Thompson's ranch to Lolomi Lodge has been completed except for a bridge which will soon be finished. Various accommodations for fishermen and visitors are now available along Oak Creek.

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Verde Heritagte 1929: COTTONWOOD; Pay'n Takit Opens May 6

Don Willard, a well-known resident, will be the new store's manager.

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Verde Heritage 1972: SHEEPHERDER'S SAGA OF APACHE JOE

Discover entertaining new information about the second oldest profession, the origin of Sheep Bridge and why it was built high above the Verde River.

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Verde Heritage 1928: Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Flags of the United States and Mexico unfurled from sidewalks and buildings dressed the district in festival style.

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Verde Heritage 1929: Verde Valley Pioneers Association Spring Picnic

About 500 people gathered at the Oak Creek ranch of James Page, who explained that the Cornville Post Office was named for a well-known resident, Elmira Cone, however, "Coneville" became "Cornville" in Washington.

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Verde Heritage 1957: FIRE AT THE VERDE INDEPENDENT

In spite of the fire, The Verde Independent came out on time on Thursday, May 2, 1957.

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Verde Heritage 1916: JEROME; Gold to be Found

West of Jerome the Three Medals Mining Company, Jerome Consolidated Gold Mines company and Copper World company are actively searching for gold. A big strike may be made in that region at any moment.

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Verde Heritage 1916: VERDE MINING DISTRICT

The most serious problem facing Jerome is the rapidly increasing population. Every train that goes into Jerome and Clarkdale is loaded with mining engineers, investors and people seeking employment.

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Verde Heritage 1952: COTTONWOOD; John and Stella Wagner Found Dead.

Their disappearance was hardly noticed.

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Verde Heritage 1926: JEROME; Landmark Church to be Demolished

Heavy rains caused the building to slip 1 foot by April 13, and almost 3 feet by April 20. The Baptist Church had been dedicated on September 29, 1895. Later, the building became the Congregational Church. Then, after a fire, the building became the Episcopal Church.

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