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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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Life in the Slow Lane: "Predators"

It's been quite a couple of weeks for predators out here. This is because something large--the mountain lion, I assume--killed something equally as large between my fence and the creek. (Of course, the mystery writer in me spun a completely different story. Morbid is now my middle name.)

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 3

Tree-removal projects have already caused stream bank erosion.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 2

The "water salvage" program and cutting trees in the Verde Valley has ended for 1969, but the long-term project will continue.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 1

After trees were clear-cut or thinned along the Verde River to "save water" and for "flood control" the wildlife habitat was destroyed, and a few residents began to complain.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1970: Cottonwood; Westcott Funeral Home

The old boarding house was remodeled and opened as Cottonwood Funeral Chapel on September 15, 1949. The building was reconstructed during 1968, and remodeling was completed during 1970.

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Verde Heritage 1905: JEROME NEWS

A new business, fights, a motorcycle speed record, an inquest, an explosion, and the 8th grade graduation were of interest to Jerome citizens during the middle of June.

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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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