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 1887: JEROME; New Life Infused into an Old Enterprise.

The United Verde Copper Company started up on August 1, 1887, after being closed since December, 1884.

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Verde Heritage: 1884: Oak Creek; Death of J. H. Prescott

There is a grave in Oak Creek Canyon near the Thompson ranch where J. H. Prescott was buried.

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Verde Heritage 1970: Rio Verde Trailer Village at Bridgeport

Near the ruin of an ancient civilization, "Old West" pioneer wagons and other relics are displayed at this modern trailer park.

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Verde Heritage 1914: JEROME IMPROVEMENTS

With the constant improvements one cannot help but believe that Jerome will be "The Town" for some time to come.

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Verde Heritage 1919: Jerome: Last Night's Storm was the Heaviest in Years.

Raging water in Deception Gulch was 12 to 15 feet deep. Roads were washed out and mines became isolated.

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Joe Moser and Ray Steele, with the support of Sedona citizens, made their dream of having an airport become a reality.

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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 1953: Officer Shortage In Verde Area

After deputies were removed from the Yavapai County payroll, there was a new shortage of officers in the Verde Valley.

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Verde Heritage 1905: Jerome Miners Put Boycott On Saloons

Trouble grew out of businessmen employing a "scab" to lead the Jerome Hose Team in the race at Prescott.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 3

Tree-removal projects have already caused stream bank erosion.

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