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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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Arizona men voted on November 5, 1912, to give women the right to vote and hold public office. Arizona was one of the last to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920.

By Glenda Farley February 12, 2020
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This story about Cottonwood received national attention and a retraction was demanded.

By Glenda Farley February 10, 2020
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The Methodist - Baptist Church Building was occupied and enlarged by the Baptist congregation.

By Glenda Farley January 8, 2020
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The Methodist - Baptist Church Building was obtained by the Town of Cottonwood in 1982. It is currently being remodeled for use as a brew pub.

By Glenda Farley January 7, 2020
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Cutting wood on public lands became regulated and resulted in a Supreme Court decision.

By Glenda Farley January 6, 2020
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The services of two Colorado River boatmen were needed to restore electric power to the Middle Verde area. In Oak Creek Canyon, the wooden bridge at Indian Gardens washed away.

By Glenda Farley January 3, 2020
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One year later, the fire on Christmas Eve of 1897 destroyed many buildings in the business district.

By Glenda Farley January 2, 2020
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Jerome is an orderly town with handsome residences and businesses lighted by electricity. There are 2 churches, a school, and a company hospital.

By Glenda Farley December 30, 2019
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The journey from Jerome Junction to Jerome on the United Verde & Pacific Railway included a stop at the "city" of Davis, a lumber station.

By Glenda Farley December 28, 2019
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The store opened in the booming mining town in 1918. The store building began to slide and was condemned in 1936.

By Glenda Farley December 27, 2019

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