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Sun, May 26

Verde Heritage

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Changes in Main Street businesses dominated the local news.

By Glenda Farley January 16, 2018
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South of Cottonwood, the furnace fires have been extinguished in the smelter at Clemenceau.

January 12, 2018
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New residents of Cottonwood operate the service stations.

By Glenda Farley January 12, 2018
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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.

January 2, 2018
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A correspondent gathered information about some of the people and the history of Jerome for a series of newspaper articles printed during 1916.

By Glenda Farley December 29, 2017
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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.

By Glenda Farley December 18, 2017
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After the scenic ride on the railroad to Jerome, tourists may enjoy a series of scenic drives on roads to the mines.

By Glenda Farley December 13, 2017
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Most of the improvements at Jerome mentioned by the correspondent would, as he predicted, burn in another fire.

By Glenda Farley December 6, 2017
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This home was occupied by Mary Willard until 1921, and has been occupied by the Burnett family since 1973.

By Glenda Farley November 29, 2017
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Phelps Dodge Corporation was the largest employer and biggest business concern in Yavapai County.

By Glenda Farley November 20, 2017
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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.

By Glenda Farley November 20, 2017
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Once you have tasted the trout of West Clear Creek you will be reluctant to eat their hatchery-raised cousins.

By Glenda Farley November 14, 2017
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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.

By Glenda Farley November 8, 2017
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Jerome is still the most unique town in America.

By Glenda Farley November 7, 2017
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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.

By Glenda Farley November 1, 2017
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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.

By Glenda Farley October 27, 2017
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The old general merchandise store and post office that served as a meeting place for early residents was torn down and salvaged during October.

By Glenda Farley October 27, 2017
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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.

By Glenda Farley October 23, 2017
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Surviving the "Depression" in the Verde Valley was difficult for everyone. Some unemployed men were given the opportunity to earn $15 each month.

By Glenda Farley October 11, 2017
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Richmond Dairy farm was also known as the Verde Valley Dairy.

October 6, 2017
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The "Old Tree Meeting" on October 3, 1875, was the first of 80 yearly Sunday gatherings at Middle Verde by 1955.

By Glenda Farley September 30, 2017
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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.

By Glenda Farley September 28, 2017
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After the Bridgeport Tavern was torn down Jim and Virginia McGowan moved to their new Chaparral on South Main Street in Cottonwood.

By Glenda Farley September 20, 2017
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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.

By Denise Domning September 13, 2017
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The ruins and smokestack of TAPCO are located about 3 miles up the Verde River from Clarkdale.

By Glenda Farley September 13, 2017