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Verde Heritage 1919: CLOSURE OF MINES AND SMELTERS.

Only 182 of the required 250 miners reported for work at the United Verde Copper Company, and only 65 of the required 100 miners reported for work at the United Verde Extension Mining Company on February 13, 1919. The mines closed, and with no ore available, the smelters at Clarkdale and Verde were forced to close.

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Verde Heritage 1919: FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE WOBBLIES

More arrests may be made of aliens whose presence is considered to be dangerous to the peace and prosperity of the United States. Federal warrants were issued for 7 of the prisoners.

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Verde Heritage 1919: WOBBLY TROUBLE; 42 ARRESTED

Lieutenant Sellers, commanding Federal troops stationed at Jerome, was notified about the plan of the Wobblies to break down the city jail and liberate the prisoners.

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Verde Heritage 1919: WOBBLIES ORDER STRIKE

Labor problems in Jerome resulted in the deportation of members of the Industrial Workers of the World, or I.W.W., a labor union, usually called the "Wobblies," on July 10, 1917. Labor problems continued so Wobblies ordered a strike to begin at 6 o'clock on the evening of February 10, 1919.

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Verde Heritage 1910: Land Sales, Verde Fruit Company

An era of prosperity is prevailing from one end of the Verde Valley to the other.

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Verde heritage 1916: Sedona Bridge and News

The new bridge at Sedona was practically completed by May 19, 1916.

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Verde Heritage: 1939: JAMES S. DOUGLAS RENOUNCES U. S. CITIZENSHIP

His sons, Lewis W. Douglas and James S. Douglas, Jr., are shocked.

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Verde Heritage 1922: HIGHWAY COMMISSION AWARDS ROAD CONTRACTS

One contract was awarded for the first section of the road from Cottonwood to Camp Verde. Surfacing of the road from Cottonwood to Sedona will be completed within ten days or two weeks.

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Verde Heritage 1920: ARMY STATIONS AT MINE CAMPS WILL BE ENDED

Federal troops were stationed in the Verde District from September 26, 1918, until January of 1920

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Verde Heritage 1924: JEROME: New and Valuable Ore Body Opened

A streak of exceptional high grade ore had previously been taken out. Steam shovels discovered the old tunnels and the ore that remained in place.

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Verde Heritage: JEROME: JAMES S. DOUGLAS RECALLS EARLY MINING HISTORY.

In response to a request of the 'Courier's Jerome correspondent, James S. Douglas wrote the following article. "My recollections were renewed of the many visits there on horseback to Mr. Hull while I was working at the Senator mine, and later on Big Bug, in the early nineties."

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Verde heritage 1937: COTTONWOOD LUMBER COMPANY; Attempted Murder on Main Street, Part 2

The trial of Olin Langford for the assault of W. Frank and Elta (Langford) Edens began in Prescott on January 5, 1938.

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Verde Heritage 1937: COTTONWOOD LUMBER COMPANY; Attempted Murder on Main Street, Part 1.

Owners, W. Frank and Elta (Langford) Edens were shot on November 17, 1937.

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Verde Heritage 1938: MARCUS JAY and JANE (STOUT) LAWRENCE Divorce Hearing

When Mrs. Lawrence filed for a divorce, the specific charge was habitual intemperance. She forgot to mention that they were living together, etc.

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Verde Heritage 1939: MARCUS JAY LAWRENCE MEMORIAL CLINIC

"Glowing tributes to the memory of Marcus Jay Lawrence marked speeches at Cottonwood yesterday," October 29, "as the Marcus Jay Lawrence Memorial Clinic was dedicated and formally opened in ceremonies attended by more than 300 residents of the Verde Valley and Northern Arizona."

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Verde Heritage 1939: HIGHWAY 79 DEDICATION PLANNED

The date of the dedication will be determined when the bridge across Wilson Canyon has been completed.

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Verde Heritage 1969: LOWER CLARKDALE SOLD

Verde Properties, Inc., will begin remodeling the 71 homes after the first of the year.

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Verde Heritage 1920 ELECTIONS: "This Situation Is Nothing New"

"It will be some time before the leaders can settle among themselves the bitter feelings engendered by the disaster of November. ... After a political defeat the defeated fall out among themselves, instead of trying to find the real reason for the disaster, with a view to avoiding the defeat factors in the future."

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Verde Heritage: 1897: JEROME FIRE on Christmas Eve

The explosion of a lamp caused a disastrous fire in the district called "hell's half acre."

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Verde Heritage 1905: VERDE NEWS

Jerome had 15 inches of snow on the ground before Christmas.

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Verde Heritage: CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

"The year was 1921, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gray had just been married a year. Mrs. Gray was the daughter of the pioneer Verde Valley family of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jordan who lived in the big two-story red house beside the present Evalyn Jordan home at Bridgeport."

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Verde Heritage 1917: CHERRY CREEK MINING DISTRICT

"Indications are that there will be general activity in the Cherry Creek District this coming year. Several new companies are being organized among the best mining men of the State. Capital is being interested in California, Ohio, Chicago and other places east."

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Verde Heritage 1897: JEROME; United Verde Copper Company Mine and Smelter

"In the Black Hills overlooking the Verde Valley lie hidden oceans of ore containing copper, gold and silver, fully 10% in the former and from one to two hundred dollars per ton in the white and yellow metals. No extensive development was made until the United Verde Copper Company took possession 10 years ago, lacking only 4 months. Eugene Jerome was secretary of the company operating in 1881, and Governor Tritle of Prescott was largely interested about 12 years ago."

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Verde Heritage 1877: Letter from J. H. Lee; Verde River Frozen

"I left home on the 13th of last month, accompanied by my nephew, Jas. Michael, to look out a situation for my sheep, for the winter, which I had started 14 days previously. We went by way of Chino Valley, and took, what is called the new road, crossing Hell Canyon."

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Verde Heritage 1916: JEROME; New Life Given to the Great Mining Camp

"When the United Verde Extension struck ore it hit with a resounding blow that was heard all over the mining world. The people who inhabit every quarter of the globe heard it. It started something."

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