Local historian Glenda Farley guides us on a journey back in time to discover fascinating moments that make up our Verde Valley history.
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.
Camp Funston, where Yavapai County recruits were trained during World War I, was identified as a source of the influenza epidemic.
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.
The mine at Jerome was shipping 12 railroad cars of 25% copper ore daily, and plans were made to build a smelter.
The Marcus J. Lawrence Memorial Hospital building became a senior citizens' home.
The proposed dam was expected to be built until the stock market crashed during October.