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Verde Heritage 1932: Reconstruction Finance Corporation

Surviving the "Depression" in the Verde Valley was difficult for everyone. Some unemployed men were given the opportunity to earn $15 each month.

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Verde Heritage: VERDE VALLEY DAIRY

Richmond Dairy farm was also known as the Verde Valley Dairy.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1875: "OLD TREE MEETING" TRADITION

The "Old Tree Meeting" on October 3, 1875, was the first of 80 yearly Sunday gatherings at Middle Verde by 1955.

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Verde Heritage 1917-2017: 100 Year Celebration at The Surgeon's House in Jerome.

During the past 100 years, this building has only had 3 owners. The current owner has restored the historic elegance and beauty of the home and created beautiful gardens.

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Verde Heritage 1970: CHAPARRAL OPENS

After the Bridgeport Tavern was torn down Jim and Virginia McGowan moved to their new Chaparral on South Main Street in Cottonwood.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Head Spinning

Dang it, I just finished editing the print version of the book and opened this page to start this post, only to remember that I have water running on my trees.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: TAPCO Celebrates 100 Years

The ruins and smokestack of TAPCO are located about 3 miles up the Verde River from Clarkdale.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: KOVACOVICH MERCANTILE COMPANY

The oldest buildings in the Cottonwood Commercial Historic District are the 1917 Kovacovich Mercantile grocery store and the 1917 Kovacovich Warehouse. Both are 100 years old.

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Verde Heritage 1891: "A SACK OF BEANS"

It caused 1,000 miles of travel and a man's death; the strange story told by a prospector:

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Verde Heritagte 1972: SEDONA; "Bitter Creek" Comes To Life.

The Bob Bradshaw Ranch, 9 miles from the highway, now has a western town ready to be photographed.

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Verde Heritage 1917-2017: COTTONWOOD HOTEL CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Although the original wood building was destroyed during a 1925 fire, the business survived as the Cottonwood Hotel. It is a reminder of the old town and its historic past.

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Verde Heritage 1916: JEROME; The Old Verde King Mine

About 20 mining claims in Walnut Gulch had been idle since 1907 or 1908. Prescott men bought the property at a tax sale and plan to develop the mines.

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Verde Heritage 1974: Clarkdale to Williams Highway Proposal

The road was proposed during 1946, and built south from Williams 20 miles to the Coconino County line by 1969. Consideration was given to building a railroad route from the Verde Valley to connect with the Williams-Grand Canyon railroad for a scenic network.

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VERDE HERITAGE SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS: Miss Pearl Hallett - Mrs. Everett Jordan

Miss Pearl Hallett taught 2 years at the Clear Creek School and 1 year at Cottonwood before she married Everett Jordan in 1915. Mrs. Jordan taught at the Clear Creek School 1 year and then at the Camp Verde School in 1945.

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Verde Heritage 1887: JEROME; New Life Infused into an Old Enterprise.

The United Verde Copper Company started up on August 1, 1887, after being closed since December, 1884.

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Verde Heritage: 1884: Oak Creek; Death of J. H. Prescott

There is a grave in Oak Creek Canyon near the Thompson ranch where J. H. Prescott was buried.

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Verde Heritage 1918: Sun's Eclipse Partially Visible Here

During an eclipse of the sun at Camp Verde on July 29, 1878, the temperature fell 32 degrees in 30 minutes. People in Jerome witnessed a partial eclipse of the sun on June 8, 1917.

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Verde Heritage 1970: Rio Verde Trailer Village at Bridgeport

Near the ruin of an ancient civilization, "Old West" pioneer wagons and other relics are displayed at this modern trailer park.

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Verde Heritage 1971: Babbitt's Cottonwood Lumber

Babbitt's Cottonwood Lumber moved from "Old Town" to their new building on the 89A Bypass in the hope that the larger space would help provide better service and a wider range of products to their Verde Valley customers.

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Verde Heritage 1914: JEROME IMPROVEMENTS

With the constant improvements one cannot help but believe that Jerome will be "The Town" for some time to come.

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Verde Heritage 1919: Jerome: Last Night's Storm was the Heaviest in Years.

Raging water in Deception Gulch was 12 to 15 feet deep. Roads were washed out and mines became isolated.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1971: SEDONA AIRPORT FLIES HIGH

Joe Moser and Ray Steele, with the support of Sedona citizens, made their dream of having an airport become a reality.

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Verde Heritage 1953: Chamber of Commerce (1947-1950)

The Cottonwood Progressive Association tried to revive the Chamber of Commerce.

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Verde Heritage 1953: Officer Shortage In Verde Area

After deputies were removed from the Yavapai County payroll, there was a new shortage of officers in the Verde Valley.

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Verde Heritage 1905: Jerome Miners Put Boycott On Saloons

Trouble grew out of businessmen employing a "scab" to lead the Jerome Hose Team in the race at Prescott.

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