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Glenda Farley

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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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Residents of Jerome complained about the indifference of county officials during the epidemic. The petition for the incorporation of the Town of Jerome was granted on March 8.

By Glenda Farley April 1, 2020
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The Marcus J. Lawrence Memorial Hospital building became a senior citizens' home.

By Glenda Farley March 31, 2020
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The proposed dam was expected to be built until the stock market crashed during October.

By Glenda Farley March 13, 2020
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Incorporated Clarkdale old town area of 1.95 square miles, more than doubled in size with the addition of 2.31 square miles mostly owned by Clarkdale Realty, Inc.

By Glenda Farley March 9, 2020
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Camp Taylor will be rehabilitated for over-night camping.

By Glenda Farley March 5, 2020
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In addition to the new building, a nearby building was remodeled for high school students.

By Glenda Farley March 4, 2020
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Phoenix Cement Company began operations during 1959 and will begin an expansion plan during the fall of 1960 which includes the addition of another rotary kiln.

By Glenda Farley February 26, 2020
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"Mountain Dew" collected recently ate its way through the sides of the jug. "White Mule" exploded with enough force to imbed glass in the office furniture.

By Glenda Farley February 24, 2020
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The large lake extending from near the Wingfield Warehouse at Camp Verde to the dam is expected to be a great benefit to the Verde, Paradise, and Deer valleys and to Arizona.

By Glenda Farley February 19, 2020
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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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The natural habitat of the Upper Verde River, lake, springs and marshes once included an estimated 5,000 beavers, and an abundant assortment of wildlife.

By Glenda Farley May 7, 2019
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The revolution in Mexico divided the Mexican community at Jerome.

By Glenda Farley May 7, 2019
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Planning for the October 8 dedication of State Highway 79 and the W. W. Midgley Bridge began during January.

By Glenda Farley January 14, 2019
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The Community Sanitation Program came into existence as one of many work relief projects during December of 1933.

By Glenda Farley January 4, 2019
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One of the worst winters before the famous "1967 Snow" occurred in 1937, with 9 snow storms by January 19, and 14 counting from the day after Christmas.

By Glenda Farley January 2, 2019
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The United Verde Extension Mining Company Smelter at Clemenceau closed on January 14, 1937, and James S Douglas retired from business during December of 1938.

By Glenda Farley January 2, 2019
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New building codes and an inspector will result in the clean up (repairing, remodeling, redecorating) of abandoned and old structures, or their demolition.

By Glenda Farley December 12, 2018
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Cottonwood businessmen move to Clarkdale

By Glenda Farley November 26, 2018
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The travelers visited Camp Verde, Montezuma Castle, Soda Springs, Montezuma Well, etc., before returning to Jerome, Jerome Junction, and Prescott.

By Glenda Farley November 23, 2018
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A traveler's impressions of the scenery, mines, smelter, and Town of Jerome.

By Glenda Farley November 21, 2018
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The retaining wall and sidewalk on the hill by the old high school are 90 years old.

By Glenda Farley November 16, 2018
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John Pruitt arrived at Jerome with his parents, brother and sisters, before 1908. His father was hired as a special officer for the Town of Jerome. John attended Jerome schools and the family eventually lived on East Avenue.

By Glenda Farley November 7, 2018
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The traditional gathering at the Montezuma Well Picnic Ground will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

By Glenda Farley September 19, 2018
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Alfredo and Ava Gutierrez operated a Mexican restaurant on 89A at 12th Street.

By Glenda Farley July 17, 2018
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The constantly changing wind made fire fighting more difficult.

By Glenda Farley June 29, 2018
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A controlled brush burn of 170 acres got out of control and burned 14,500 acres.

By Glenda Farley June 20, 2018
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The cultivation of grapes and manufacture of wine is a nice business in the Verde Valley.

By Glenda Farley June 12, 2018
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Herbicide used to kill weeds and Johnson grass poisoned fish and other aquatic life.

By Glenda Farley June 8, 2018
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Trout season opens with many enthusiastic anglers.

By Glenda Farley June 6, 2018
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Jerome burned again. Sheriff John Munds arrived to help maintain law and order.

By Glenda Farley June 4, 2018
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After the end of the Spanish-American War soldiers at Montauk Point, New York, sent letters home to Yavapai County.

By Glenda Farley May 21, 2018
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Sedona Westerners visit the Purtymun Homestead.

By Glenda Farley May 18, 2018
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"Operation Mainstream" provided the whole community with a recreation area.

By Glenda Farley May 7, 2018
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The new building at the United Verde Copper Company smelter houses the concentration plant.

By Glenda Farley May 2, 2018
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The first fair was at the Cottonwood park with exhibits in the Cottonwood Community Club House.

By Glenda Farley April 30, 2018

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