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Glenda Farley

Local historian Glenda Farley guides us on a journey back in time to discover fascinating moments that make up our Verde Valley history.

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After the September fire, adobe, concrete, and brick were used to construct a more substantial town.

By Glenda Farley August 3, 2020
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One crash caused a fire near Jerome; the other crash was on the rim near the Slide Fire.

By Glenda Farley July 22, 2020
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Since 1946 Bob Bradshaw had helped motion picture companies filming in the Verde Valley and Sedona areas.

By Glenda Farley July 21, 2020
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Bacon Rind Park was named in 1890 by two fishermen from Jerome.

By Glenda Farley June 15, 2020
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The new bandstand was built south of the grandstand on the west side of the ball park.

By Glenda Farley April 24, 2020
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A fire in the center of town on the east side of Main Street during February was followed by the fire that destroyed most of the west side of Main Street during April of 1925. One year later, on the first anniversary, most of the buildings had been rebuilt.

By Glenda Farley April 22, 2020
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Camp Funston, where Yavapai County recruits were trained during World War I, was identified as a source of the influenza epidemic.

By Glenda Farley April 20, 2020
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This epidemic began during the first week of March and lasted until the middle of June.

By Glenda Farley April 13, 2020
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In Arizona Territory, this was a legal holiday observed on the first Friday of February. Later, Arbor Day was celebrated on the first Friday of February in the southern counties and the first Friday of April in the northern counties. Arbor Day is now observed on the last Friday of April.

By Glenda Farley April 8, 2020
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The mine at Jerome was shipping 12 railroad cars of 25% copper ore daily, and plans were made to build a smelter.

By Glenda Farley April 2, 2020

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