1917: COTTONWOOD STREETS IMPROVED in November.
"COTTONWOOD LETS STREET GRADE CONTRACT: T. C. Snyder Is Successful Bidder --- Three Large Buildings to Be Started --- Sheriff Appoints Peace Officer for Town."
"T. C. Snyder, the contractor from Jerome, was the successful bidder on the street work that is being done by the Cottonwood progressive association, his bid being $790 for the grading and graveling of Main street, in Cottonwood."
"Work commenced today and will be continued until Cottonwood's main street is like the state highway."
"There are two two-story houses being erected on Main street, and a third is planned that will cost $8,000. Joe Hall of chili bean fame, is erecting a chili parlor and rooming house on lot 2, block 2, in Willard addition to Cottonwood."
"Earl Fisher is erecting a structure seventy-five feet long and twenty-five feet wide two stories in height to be used as a motion picture house and with rooms above."
"Mr. Steinberg, recently of Williams, will begin the erection of a modern two-story hotel. The same to cost approximately $8,000."
"Joe Young, sheriff of Yavapai county, was in Cottonwood Friday and Saturday on business connected with his office. Cottonwood must have a peace officer all her own and he brought with him, Robert Robbins, past chief of police of Prescott, to be stationed here as deputy. While the final arrangements were not made, a special meeting of the Cottonwood progressive association was called Friday evening to consider the matter."
"It was mentioned in the meeting that a certain section of the road that has been in use since the recollection of the oldest settler and was adopted as a county road some twenty-five years ago was about to be declared closed by the parties through whose property said road passes. After some deliberation" ... a committee was appointed to "investigate the matter."
"It is understood that there will in all be three lumber companies having yards in Cottonwood in the near future, the Consolidated now in, the L. W. Pugh Lumber company of Clarkdale is arranging for a branch and the Halstead Lumber company of Jerome has leased several lots from Amiel Williams and will soon construct a shed and other needed improvements."
(The Jerome Sun; Monday, November 5, 1917; page 2, columns 3-4.)
"COTTONWOOD STREET TO BE DONE THIS WEEK: Power Company Stringing Wires in Business District --- Water Tank Being Erected."
"A layer of four inches of gravel is being placed upon the newly graded Main street, Cottonwood, by Contractor T. C. Snyder, and by the end of the week it will be finished."
"The Cottonwood progressive association is taking steps to collect the balance of the money due and will finish paying for the work the day it is accepted."
"Some of the side streets are to be graded and improved with a gravel surfacing after this street is in use."
"The Arizona Power company is putting up the wires for service to the business section, which will be completed by the last of the week."
"F. Woods, the Jerome sheet metal worker, has a force of men on the construction of the 11,000 gallon water tank for the C. D. Willard water system. This work is well on toward completion."
(The Jerome Sun; Thursday, November 15, 1917; page 1, columns 6-7.)
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