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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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Verde Heritage 1926: MOONSHINE PLANT RAIDED

This raid broke up one of the largest moonshine outfits that ever operated in the district.

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Verde Heritage 1926: DISCOVERY OF ANIMAL FOOTPRINTS

Professor H. H. Nininger was attracted to this locality by the discovery and excavation of 2 fossil footprints that had been taken to Camp Verde.

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Verde Heritage 1926: SODIUM SULPHATE PLANT

Camp Verde could become the site of a chemical industry of major importance to the state and the southwest.

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Verde Heritage 1915: VERDE VALLEY ECHO.

Reports of progress from the Clear Creek, Beaver Creek, and Clarkdale schools and the new business district at Clarkdale.

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Verde Heritage 1970: Verde Valley Lumber Company Burned.

An electrical short is believed to be the cause of the fire that gutted the building. Plans are being made to rebuild on the same site.

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Verde Heritage 1928: BANK OF ARIZONA ROBBERY IN CLARKDALE; Bandit Killed June 21

Deputy Sheriff James Roberts, a watchman in the company town of Clarkdale, was credited with shooting and killing the bank robber who was driving the car away from the scene of the crime.

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Verde Heritage: Lawman JAMES F. ROBERTS

Deputy Sheriff James F. Roberts was elected to be the Constable of Jerome during November of 1894, when the copper camp was becoming an exciting and dangerous place to live and work.

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Verde Heritage 1918: COTTONWOOD; Alamo Amusement Company

Plans were made for the construction of the Cottonwood Natatorium, a swimming pool, to be located at the south end of what is now Cactus Street in "Old Town."

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Verde Heritage 1908: CHERRY CREEK; Etta Mine

The Etta mine, one of the oldest in the district, had produced $200,000 in gold before 1908.

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Verde Heritage 1895: JEROME LUMBER COMPANY

This local mill provided lumber needed for the construction of homes and businesses in Jerome and the Verde Valley.

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Verde Heritage 1919: Mines and Smelters Close from February 13 until May

Jerome and its surroundings, including Clarkdale, Cottonwood, and Verde, are said to have more than 15,000 people depending on the mines of the district for their livelihood.

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Verde Heritage 1902: PIONEER AFRICAN-AMERICAN, JAMES WILLIAMS, WAS SHOT MARCH 20.

James Williams was a pioneer resident of the Verde Valley where he ran a ranch with the Bush family over 20 years ago.

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Verde Heritage 1918: IMPORTING BOOZE IS RISKY.

Illegal liquor sold for $6 a pint until the recent shortage, when the price was raised to $10 a pint, or as high as $25 for two pints.

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Verde Heritage 1921: MONTEZUMA CASTLE IMPROVEMENTS

The new approach does away with a walk of nearly a mile over hot cobblerocks in the bed of the creek.

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Verde Heritage 1969: PLANE SPOTS LOST HUNTER

The hunter became lost when his own tracks were covered with snow. He found shelter in the Goswick Cabin.

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Verde Heritage 1918: JAMES S. DOUGLAS, WELL-KNOWN MINING MAN

He was an admired person who prospered and took pleasure in making fortunes for his friends who stood by him when success was problematical.

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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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