1895: UPPER VERDE CORRESPONDENT, August.
"The rainy season has commenced in earnest. Part of our dam and a large flume on the upper part of the ditch washed away. Our ranch men have been repairing damages for several days."
"Farmers are doing fairly well with their work. The second crop of hay was somewhat over average per acre. Much of the land from which small grain was cut in June now bears a coming crop of corn two feet high."
"The fruit was all killed in our valley this year with the exception of that on two or three ranches."
"So far as we are able to judge, the Jerome railroad has not been an advantage to us. We sell cheaper and buy at the same old high prices."
"The moral tone of our community is rising. We now have two church organizations and a flourishing temperance lodge."
"Our school opens in the fall with Miss Stanley Windes as teacher. It was prophesied of this young lady, while she was in the Normal school that she would make a good teacher."
"The health of our community is good --- very good --- we hardly know how to get sick here."
(Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; August 7, 1895; page 1.)