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 1932: Reconstruction Finance Corporation

Surviving the "Depression" in the Verde Valley was difficult for everyone. Some unemployed men were given the opportunity to earn $15 each month.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1875: "OLD TREE MEETING" TRADITION

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

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Verde Heritage 1917-2017: 100 Year Celebration at The Surgeon's House in Jerome.

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.

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Verde Heritage 1970: CHAPARRAL OPENS

After the Bridgeport Tavern was torn down Jim and Virginia McGowan moved to their new Chaparral on South Main Street in Cottonwood.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: TAPCO Celebrates 100 Years

The ruins and smokestack of TAPCO are located about 3 miles up the Verde River from Clarkdale.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: KOVACOVICH MERCANTILE COMPANY

The oldest buildings in the Cottonwood Commercial Historic District are the 1917 Kovacovich Mercantile grocery store and the 1917 Kovacovich Warehouse. Both are 100 years old.

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Verde Heritagte 1972: SEDONA; "Bitter Creek" Comes To Life.

The Bob Bradshaw Ranch, 9 miles from the highway, now has a western town ready to be photographed.

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Verde Heritage 1917-2017: COTTONWOOD HOTEL CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Although the original wood building was destroyed during a 1925 fire, the business survived as the Cottonwood Hotel. It is a reminder of the old town and its historic past.

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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 1974: Clarkdale to Williams Highway Proposal

The road was proposed during 1946, and built south from Williams 20 miles to the Coconino County line by 1969. Consideration was given to building a railroad route from the Verde Valley to connect with the Williams-Grand Canyon railroad for a scenic network.

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