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 1916: Jerome District Made Attractive to Tourists

After the scenic ride on the railroad to Jerome, tourists may enjoy a series of scenic drives on roads to the mines.

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Verde Heritage 1897: JEROME NEWS

Most of the improvements at Jerome mentioned by the correspondent would, as he predicted, burn in another fire.

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Verde Heritage 1887-2017: THE MARY WILLARD HOUSE

This home was occupied by Mary Willard until 1921, and has been occupied by the Burnett family since 1973.

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VERDE HERITAGE: 1938: PHELPS DODGE OPEN HOUSE

Phelps Dodge Corporation was the largest employer and biggest business concern in Yavapai County.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1911: CLARKDALE; Land Transactions.

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.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1960: WEST CLEAR CREEK; Native Trout Wait For The Ambitious

Once you have tasted the trout of West Clear Creek you will be reluctant to eat their hatchery-raised cousins.

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VERDE HERITAGE COTTONWOOD: "Remember The Alamo?"

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.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1937: JEROME, Famed Sliding City Again Moving Down Mountainside.

Jerome is still the most unique town in America.

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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 1879-1898: NICHOLS FAMILY DAIRY

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.

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