1917: COTTONWOOD IMPROVEMENTS; October 29, 1917.
PROJECTORS OF TOWNSITE EXPECT TO HOLD BUSINESS DISTRICT OF THE SMELTER CITY PERMANENTLY.
"The argument of its residents, business men, and townsite owners, is that since the Extension plans to wait until the smelter is completed to put in its townsite, this one can be started off in a hurry and made the business district for both. Thereby, they believe the Extension would confine its townsite to residential purposes."
(The Jerome Sun; Thursday, March 22, 1917; page 3, column 3.)
"WILLARD BREAKS GROUND FOR WATER TANK; Cottonwood to Have Electric Lighting System at Once, Poles Being Delivered Now; Other Buildings."
"Charles D. Willard has broken ground for his 11,000 gallon storage tank, which is to store water for the Cottonwood water system furnished by his artesian well. F. Woods, the Jerome plumber and sheet metal worker, is building the tank under contract and it will be complete and in use in thirty days."
"A load of poles for the Cottonwood electric lighting system has been delivered and will be placed at once in the alley ways, which is an evidence that the Arizona Power company is going ahead and make good its promise to furnish electricity."
"Mr. Steinberg, who recently purchased the O. K. Hotel building and ground from Mr. Beber, has returned from Williams and will at once move the present building back and commence the erection of a modern hotel building on the corner."
"Ground has been broken by Mr. Fisher for a moving picture show house, to be erected near the Bungalow pavilion. It will cover a space of twenty-five by seventy-five feet and have a twenty foot ceiling."
"A building costing several thousand dollars is to be erected at once by the Verde Lumber company, of which Mr. Pugh is owner of the controlling interest. It will be frame and used for the storage and sale of lumber, the headquarters being in Clarkdale."
"A pillow slip and sheet masquerade to be given at the Bungalow; gueats are not required to purchase masks. They may make them themselves of their own cloth. The expense of preparing for the ball will thus be made moderate."
(The Jerome Sun; Monday, October 29, 1917; page 4, columns 1-2.)
"STREET GRADING BIDS WANTED"
"Sealed bids for the grading, surfacing and covering of Main Street, Cottonwood, Arizona, will be received by secretary of the Cottonwood Progressive Association up to and including Wednesday, October 31, 1917, at 4:00 o'clock P. M. Profile of proposed improvements together with specifications can be seen at the office of the secretary in Cottonwood. All bids must be accompanied by a certified check for one-third of amount of bid submitted. The right to reject any or all bids is reserved. COTTONWOOD PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION, By J. B. F. WIGGINTON, Secretary."
(The Jerome News; Monday, October 29, 1917; page 4, column 6.)