Local historian Glenda Farley guides us on a journey back in time to discover fascinating moments that make up our Verde Valley history.
The United Verde mine and smelter are hiring more employees and warmer weather is prevailing.
The government reports from 1874 and 1875 contain some interesting descriptions and information.
The Verde River resembles the great Mississippi, several smelters will soon be producing copper, there is an epidemic, and an embezzler has been arrested. "The snow storm which commenced on Friday continued at intervals until last night when the 'clouds rolled by' and today opened perfectly clear." (Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; Wednesday, February 6, 1901.) There was another storm.
A man was stabbed and a woman was shot. While searching for a killer, police seize liquor and 3 stills.
Campers and fishermen talked about their discoveries, ghost sightings, and told "fish stories." Even local residents were thought to exaggerate. As a result only a few of their stories were printed.
The mineral patent in the name of Elizabeth C. Fisher was obtained for the "Little Daisy" on July 8, 1901. Her husband, the largest stockholder, was in charge of work at the mine.
School Trustees in several districts reported unauthorized and fraudulent expenses.