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 1928: Cottonwood Board of Trade

The need for fire protection and a volunteer fire department were discussed during a meeting. During 1922, the U.V.X. had offered 2 acres of land to the town to be used for a park.

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Verde Heritage 1914: TROUT ABOUND IN OAK CREEK

The new road from Jim Thompson's ranch to Lolomi Lodge has been completed except for a bridge which will soon be finished. Various accommodations for fishermen and visitors are now available along Oak Creek.

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Verde Heritagte 1929: COTTONWOOD; Pay'n Takit Opens May 6

Don Willard, a well-known resident, will be the new store's manager.

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Discover entertaining new information about the second oldest profession, the origin of Sheep Bridge and why it was built high above the Verde River.

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Verde Heritage 1928: Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Flags of the United States and Mexico unfurled from sidewalks and buildings dressed the district in festival style.

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Verde Heritage 1929: Verde Valley Pioneers Association Spring Picnic

About 500 people gathered at the Oak Creek ranch of James Page, who explained that the Cornville Post Office was named for a well-known resident, Elmira Cone, however, "Coneville" became "Cornville" in Washington.

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In spite of the fire, The Verde Independent came out on time on Thursday, May 2, 1957.

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Verde Heritage 1916: JEROME; Gold to be Found

West of Jerome the Three Medals Mining Company, Jerome Consolidated Gold Mines company and Copper World company are actively searching for gold. A big strike may be made in that region at any moment.

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Verde Heritage 1916: VERDE MINING DISTRICT

The most serious problem facing Jerome is the rapidly increasing population. Every train that goes into Jerome and Clarkdale is loaded with mining engineers, investors and people seeking employment.

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Verde Heritage 1952: COTTONWOOD; John and Stella Wagner Found Dead.

Their disappearance was hardly noticed.

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