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VERDE HERITAGE 1939: HIGHWAY 79 DEDICATION

Planning for the October 8 dedication of State Highway 79 and the W. W. Midgley Bridge began during January.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1938: Rural Sanitation Project Closing

The Community Sanitation Program came into existence as one of many work relief projects during December of 1933.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1937: New Year's Eve Snow Storm

One of the worst winters before the famous "1967 Snow" occurred in 1937, with 9 snow storms by January 19, and 14 counting from the day after Christmas.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1938: CLEMENCEAU CHRISTMAS

The United Verde Extension Mining Company Smelter at Clemenceau closed on January 14, 1937, and James S Douglas retired from business during December of 1938.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1972: COTTONWOOD BUILDING CODE

New building codes and an inspector will result in the clean up (repairing, remodeling, redecorating) of abandoned and old structures, or their demolition.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1972: Indian Community Requests 800 Acres

There are 400 acres available near the Middle Verde Reservation and 400 acres available near Lynx Lake east of Prescott.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1904: Trip to Jerome and Camp Verde, Part 2

The travelers visited Camp Verde, Montezuma Castle, Soda Springs, Montezuma Well, etc., before returning to Jerome, Jerome Junction, and Prescott.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1904: Trip to Jerome and Camp Verde, Part 1.

A traveler's impressions of the scenery, mines, smelter, and Town of Jerome.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1928: Clarkdale Street Paving.

The retaining wall and sidewalk on the hill by the old high school are 90 years old.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1913-1972: VALLEY VIEW CEMETERY

Tombstone inscriptions help tell the story of Clarkdale's past and present.

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VERDE HERITAGE: CORPORAL JOHN HENRY PRUITT

John Pruitt arrived at Jerome with his parents, brother and sisters, before 1908. His father was hired as a special officer for the Town of Jerome. John attended Jerome schools and the family eventually lived on East Avenue.

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VERDE HERITAGE: PIONEER PICNIC TRADITION

The traditional gathering at the Montezuma Well Picnic Ground will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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VERDE HERITAGE: 1970: Remember Alfredo at Bueno's?

Alfredo and Ava Gutierrez operated a Mexican restaurant on 89A at 12th Street.

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VERDE HERITAGE: 1926: MINGUS MOUNTAIN FIRE, June 11

The constantly changing wind made fire fighting more difficult.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1956: FIRE ON MINGUS, June 19

A controlled brush burn of 170 acres got out of control and burned 14,500 acres.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1881: Fort Verde News, June and July

The cultivation of grapes and manufacture of wine is a nice business in the Verde Valley.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1970: Fish Are Again In The Verde River

Herbicide used to kill weeds and Johnson grass poisoned fish and other aquatic life.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1919: Fishermen Prepare for June 1

Trout season opens with many enthusiastic anglers.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1899: JEROME FIRE, May 19

Jerome burned again. Sheriff John Munds arrived to help maintain law and order.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1898: ROUGH RIDER LETTERS

After the end of the Spanish-American War soldiers at Montauk Point, New York, sent letters home to Yavapai County.

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Verde Heritage 1968: Loving Care Preserves Purtymun Cabin

Sedona Westerners visit the Purtymun Homestead.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1968: PECK'S LAKE PROJECT

"Operation Mainstream" provided the whole community with a recreation area.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1927: CLARKDALE; New Concentrator Recovers Elusive Ores.

The new building at the United Verde Copper Company smelter houses the concentration plant.

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VERDE HERITAGE: VERDE VALLEY FAIR

The first fair was at the Cottonwood park with exhibits in the Cottonwood Community Club House.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-1924: COTTONWOOD PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION

The old organization was dissolved then the new organization was formed on Tuesday, April 15, 1924.

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