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VERDE HERITAGE 1916: Jerome District Made Attractive to Tourists

After the scenic ride on the railroad to Jerome, tourists may enjoy a series of scenic drives on roads to the mines.

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Verde Heritage 1897: JEROME NEWS

Most of the improvements at Jerome mentioned by the correspondent would, as he predicted, burn in another fire.

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Verde Heritage 1887-2017: THE MARY WILLARD HOUSE

This home was occupied by Mary Willard until 1921, and has been occupied by the Burnett family since 1973.

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VERDE HERITAGE: 1938: PHELPS DODGE OPEN HOUSE

Phelps Dodge Corporation was the largest employer and biggest business concern in Yavapai County.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1911: CLARKDALE; Land Transactions.

The United Verde Copper Company purchased land for the railroad right-of-way, for the new smelter site and town of Clarkdale, and for water rights from 1906 until 1913.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1960: WEST CLEAR CREEK; Native Trout Wait For The Ambitious

Once you have tasted the trout of West Clear Creek you will be reluctant to eat their hatchery-raised cousins.

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VERDE HERITAGE COTTONWOOD: "Remember The Alamo?"

When Jerome grew to be a lively mining camp during the 1890's, Charles Willard started the Alamo Dairy at his Cottonwood ranch and began delivering milk to the prosperous community.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1937: JEROME, Famed Sliding City Again Moving Down Mountainside.

Jerome is still the most unique town in America.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1916: "My Hunting Experience"

After spending a day and night alone in the forest, Maudie finally gave up during the second day and decided to stay where she was, confident that her daddy would find her.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1879-1898: NICHOLS FAMILY DAIRY

The family of William W. Nichols used burros to pack water to the mining camps and also sold milk, butter, cheese, eggs, and beef to the early residents of what became Jerome.

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VERDE HERITAGE: 1960: Landmark Demolished at Cottonwood

The old general merchandise store and post office that served as a meeting place for early residents was torn down and salvaged during October.

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Verde Heritage 1917: COTTONWOOD, 100 Years Ago.

Cottonwood was a "Boom Town" with buildings completed every week during the summer of 1917. Roads were bad (with a wash on each end of town and a wash running through the middle of town), water came from a horse trough at Alonzo Mason's store, and there was no electricity or sewer.

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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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