Verde Heritage -- 1915: Green Flower and Greenup Claims.
"IMPORTANT MINING DEAL; FIRST PAYMENT MADE ON $25,000 TRANSACTION."
"J. W. Hubbard, of Jerome, announces that an important mining deal has been made whereby the Green Flower and Greenup mines located on the Hogback range of Jerome, have been transferred to F. S. Stephens and allied interests, the purchase price being $25,000, a cash payment of $7,000 having been made already. Mr. Stephens is now in Scotland, and the final details of the sale were made by cable, the money being paid to Arthur Whitaker, the estate of W. W. Nichols and the estate of L. M. Olden."
"According to statements made by Hubbard, the deal means that development work of an extensive nature will be commenced on the properties as soon as spring opens up, April 1 being the date fixed. The company which made this important acquisition also owns the Cleopatra mine, which adjoins the Green Flower and Greenup no more than 2,000 feet distant. All 3 mines are important and contain practically an inexhaustible quantity of copper-gold-silver ore, and when operations begin in all 3 of them conjointly there will be big doings in a mining way on the Hogback."
"Word has been received from Mr. Stephens that he will return from Scotland in March and as soon as he arrives, will establish another mining camp of no mean dimensions on his new property."
(Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; January 6, 1915; page 5.)
"GREEN FLOWER SHAFT DOWN 40 FEET."
"At the Green Flower property they are steadily sinking the shaft, which is now down 40 feet. The ground about the shaft is being leveled and the camp improved in appearance and gradually being placed in better working order. A carload of timber is on the road, and as soon as this arrives they will start work on the raise."
"The Green Flower is one of the newly opened properties in the near vicinity of Jerome."
(Jerome News; Friday, March 10, 1916.)
GREEN FLOWER WORK TO BE PUSHED
"Fred Stephen arrived in Jerome last Saturday evening from Scotland, to resume the immediate surveillance of the affairs of the Green Flower property. Mr. Stephen remarked upon his arrival in town the noticeable improvements in the business life of the district over conditions prevailing last fall, at the time of his departure to Scotland."
(Jerome News; Friday, March 17, 1916.)
"SENATOR CLARK PAYS 1 MILLION FOR MORE MINES."
"Arrivals from Jerome state it is a current report that a huge sale of the Hull Copper Company buildings is being ratified, and the visit of Senator W. A. Clark at this particular time is for that purpose. This deal is a United Verde transaction and will run, it is believed, close to $1,000,000. Nothing official, however, has been given publicity as yet, as to the nature of this transaction, but it is stated that there is but little doubt of final matters being closed up for taking over these well established copper properties, embracing over 25 claims, and which adjoin the United Verde."
"The principal stockholder of the Hull company is George W. Hull, who is also identified with the Cleopatra, which has been operating for several months under a lease and option to purchase by a Scottish syndicate which was represented by F. S. Stephen."
"Senator Clark remains at Jerome and Clarkdale, his present trip being longer than usual, and probably due to the mining deal and to make a careful inspection of his new smelting plant" at Clarkdale.
(The Coconino Sun; Flagstaff; June 25, 1915; page 1.)
"ANOTHER COPPER DEAL IS CLOSED."
"Will L. Clark, assistant general manager of the United Verde Copper Company, has closed the deal with George W. Hull, the original owner of the Cleopatra copper mines of Jerome, and F. S. Stephen, the representative of a Scotch syndicate, by which these holdings are to pass under the control of the United Verde."
"This transaction is among the noteworthy ones in copper mining of the country and it is stated the Cleopatra by the final consideration arrived at in this city yesterday between the above 3 mining men, is to assume an era of extensive operation immediately. A deal closed in that field some time ago by the United Verde was the taking over of the Hull Copper Company holdings, which property it is stated, will be merged with the Cleopatra."
"The latter group consists of 12 claims, which adjoin on the south of the United Verde, on which the Scotch syndicate had been operating for several months, outlaying over $150,000 it is reported, under the direction of Mr. Stephen. Both deals will run close to $1,000,000."
(Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; July 8, 1915; page 2.)