Glenda Farley

Local historian Glenda Farley guides us on a journey back in time to discover fascinating moments that make up our Verde Valley history.

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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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Verde Heritage 1939: COTTONWOOD; Marcus J. Lawrence Memorial Clinic

Plans to build a non-profit hospital and health care facility at Cottonwood were announced in Prescott by J. H. Morgan, attorney for Mrs. Carrie J. Lawrence.

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Verde Heritage 1905: BLACK HILLS; Photograph of Mysterious Death

George Smith, a mine foreman, had been drinking in Jerome. He was riding in a freight wagon toward the Iron King mine when he fell off the wagon. A nearby couple was asked to take care of him. His body was found 3 days later heaped up in the rocks.

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Congress recently enacted new laws and provided a budget for the deportation of people who have illegally entered the United States.

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Verde Heritage 1921: Jerome Justice Court Scene of Shooting

Following a heated argument, Kosta Katich fired a revolver wounding Emil Kovacovich and William S. Kirby.

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