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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 1968: Loving Care Preserves Purtymun Cabin

Sedona Westerners visit the Purtymun Homestead.

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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 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 1953: Chamber of Commerce (1947-1950)

The Cottonwood Progressive Association tried to revive the Chamber of Commerce.

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Verde Heritage 1915: VERDE VALLEY ECHO.

Reports of progress from the Clear Creek, Beaver Creek, and Clarkdale schools and the new business district at Clarkdale.

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Verde Heritage 1908: CHERRY CREEK; Etta Mine

The Etta mine, one of the oldest in the district, had produced $200,000 in gold before 1908.

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Verde Heritage 1919: FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE WOBBLIES

More arrests may be made of aliens whose presence is considered to be dangerous to the peace and prosperity of the United States. Federal warrants were issued for 7 of the prisoners.

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Verde heritage 1916: Sedona Bridge and News

The new bridge at Sedona was practically completed by May 19, 1916.

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Verde Heritage 1922: HIGHWAY COMMISSION AWARDS ROAD CONTRACTS

One contract was awarded for the first section of the road from Cottonwood to Camp Verde. Surfacing of the road from Cottonwood to Sedona will be completed within ten days or two weeks.

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Verde Heritage 1920: ARMY STATIONS AT MINE CAMPS WILL BE ENDED

Federal troops were stationed in the Verde District from September 26, 1918, until January of 1920

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Verde Heritage 1937: COTTONWOOD LUMBER COMPANY; Attempted Murder on Main Street, Part 1.

Owners, W. Frank and Elta (Langford) Edens were shot on November 17, 1937.

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Verde Heritage 1939: MARCUS JAY LAWRENCE MEMORIAL CLINIC

"Glowing tributes to the memory of Marcus Jay Lawrence marked speeches at Cottonwood yesterday," October 29, "as the Marcus Jay Lawrence Memorial Clinic was dedicated and formally opened in ceremonies attended by more than 300 residents of the Verde Valley and Northern Arizona."

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Verde Heritage 1877: Letter from J. H. Lee; Verde River Frozen

"I left home on the 13th of last month, accompanied by my nephew, Jas. Michael, to look out a situation for my sheep, for the winter, which I had started 14 days previously. We went by way of Chino Valley, and took, what is called the new road, crossing Hell Canyon."

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Verde Heritage 1916: SQUAW PEAK & L. M. OLDEN

"That the L. M. Olden property, 2 miles south from Camp Verde, is to be rapidly developed, is no longer a prediction, but a fact. A company composed of a number of Arizona's most prominent business men and capitalists, including Mayor J. J. Cain, Eugene M. Barron, Edison Thacker, H. W. Thacker and R. Thacker and several other Jerome people, has been formed and called The Squaw Peak Copper and Mining Company. Enough money has already been subscribed to place the company on a substantial starting basis and in addition to this a limited number of organization interests are being offered at 15 cents per interest."

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Verde Heritage 1953: CAMP VERDE RODEO

"Perfect weather and a good crowd of enthusiastic onlookers made the Lions Club rodeo and barbecue a very enjoyable affair in Camp Verde last weekend."

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Verde Heritage 1911: RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION

"Grading on the new railway from Cedar Glade to the Verde Valley is now under headway, and 18 miles are fully covered which will bring the work up to the point where a bridge will span the river. Several large outfits are located along the entire route to the above point, and every mile is occupied, from which will be learned the practical and energetic efforts that are being made by the L. J. Smith Construction company, to complete the railway at the earliest possible date."

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Verde Heritage: 1927: ARMISTICE DAY

"Largest Turnout in Local History Observes Day with Legion."

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Verde Heritage: 1916 - 1937: THE U.V.X. SMELTER

Plans made 100 years ago by executives of the United Verde Extension Mining Company (U.V.X.) changed the Verde Valley forever. Their intention to build a smelter was announced on April 23, 1916, then the search for land began.

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Verde Heritage: 1954: BLACK CANYON HIGHWAY PLANNED

The Highway 89 Association was recently organized.

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Verde Heritage 1900: THE CONNOR CABIN

This cabin was located near the Verde River about 2 miles above Sycamore Creek and the Packard Ranch.

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Verde Heritage 1916: United Verde Extension Smelter Plans, October

"That the Extension company has bought a number of farms south of Clarkdale is well known."

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Verde Heritage 1955: "Big Enough" Became "Old Blue"

A story about a famous horse.