South of Cottonwood, the furnace fires have been extinguished in the smelter at Clemenceau.
New residents of Cottonwood operate the service stations.
Men on horseback carried mail from Camp Verde to Pine and Payson from 1884 until 1914. A special commemorative pony mail run re-enactment honored the historic mail carriers on January 27, 1968.
J. J. Fisher discovered a small sliver of unclaimed land, then it was patented by Elizabeth C. Fisher. After Mr. Fisher died in 1911, the property attracted the attention of James S. Douglas.
After the scenic ride on the railroad to Jerome, tourists may enjoy a series of scenic drives on roads to the mines.
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.
Once you have tasted the trout of West Clear Creek you will be reluctant to eat their hatchery-raised cousins.
Jerome is still the most unique town in America.
The old general merchandise store and post office that served as a meeting place for early residents was torn down and salvaged during October.
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.
Surviving the "Depression" in the Verde Valley was difficult for everyone. Some unemployed men were given the opportunity to earn $15 each month.
Richmond Dairy farm was also known as the Verde Valley Dairy.
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.