Local historian Glenda Farley guides us on a journey back in time to discover fascinating moments that make up our Verde Valley history.
Surviving the "Depression" in the Verde Valley was difficult for everyone. Some unemployed men were given the opportunity to earn $15 each month.
The "Old Tree Meeting" on October 3, 1875, was the first of 80 yearly Sunday gatherings at Middle Verde by 1955.
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.
After the Bridgeport Tavern was torn down Jim and Virginia McGowan moved to their new Chaparral on South Main Street in Cottonwood.
The ruins and smokestack of TAPCO are located about 3 miles up the Verde River from Clarkdale.
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.
The Bob Bradshaw Ranch, 9 miles from the highway, now has a western town ready to be photographed.
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.
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.
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.