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Glenda Farley

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The wagon trains from Missouri brought many settlers to the Verde Valley during August of 1875. The first Sunday meeting was held in the shade of the largest cottonwood tree near the home of Parson James C. Bristow on Oct. 3, 1875, at Middle Verde.

By Glenda Farley October 5, 2021
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The new school in Cottonwood officially opened on Aug. 30, 1972.

By Glenda Farley September 27, 2021
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W. A. Clark shortened the working day for some employees and plans to hire more men for both shifts. The capacity of the refinery would soon be doubled.

By Glenda Farley July 16, 2021
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It is reported, with other gossip, that the soiled doves are rampant against the fire ordinance and that they have threatened to burn down that part of Jerome that escaped the flames.

By Glenda Farley July 5, 2021
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Many believed the fire was of incendiary origin and expected parties to be arrested. The guilty were not publicly identified or punished.

By Glenda Farley May 24, 2021
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A bullet had already penetrated the left shoulder of Night Officer J. W. Hudgens before he began shooting at Dave Schriber.

By Glenda Farley April 30, 2021
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As a resident of Cottonwood he was known for his buildings, businesses, and involvement in the community.

By Glenda Farley March 10, 2021
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The United Verde mine and smelter are hiring more employees and warmer weather is prevailing.

By Glenda Farley March 10, 2021
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While the corporal slumbered in the baggage car, his prisoner escaped by jumping off the train.

By Glenda Farley February 22, 2021
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The government reports from 1874 and 1875 contain some interesting descriptions and information.

By Glenda Farley February 22, 2021
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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.

By Glenda Farley February 9, 2021
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A man was stabbed and a woman was shot. While searching for a killer, police seize liquor and 3 stills.

By Glenda Farley February 4, 2021
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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.

By Glenda Farley February 3, 2021
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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.

By Glenda Farley January 25, 2021
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School Trustees in several districts reported unauthorized and fraudulent expenses.

By Glenda Farley January 13, 2021
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His previous good character, and the fact that he was protecting his aged father at the time of the assault, led the governor to grant him a pardon.

By Glenda Farley December 29, 2020
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A more colorful and beautiful Christmas entertainment can hardly be imagined.

By Glenda Farley December 26, 2020
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A petrified man was discovered during November and displayed at the St. Elmo. A mummy was discovered with artifacts in a cave-in at the United Verde Copper Company on December 3.

By Glenda Farley December 21, 2020
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John Hance came to Prescott in 1868, farmed in Chino Valley, homesteaded on Ash Creek and on the Verde River, was well-known in the Verde Valley, and after 1880 became famous at Grand Canyon.

By Glenda Farley December 16, 2020
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The Verde Valley Railroad and the Santa Fe had more than their share of bad luck.

By Glenda Farley December 7, 2020
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The first case of influenza on October 4 was followed by the discontinuance of public gatherings, a strict quarantine of the town on October 15, and an order for all people to wear masks. Quarantine was lifted on November 11, but the mask order continued.

By Glenda Farley December 5, 2020
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"Larry Russell, who grew up beside Soldier Wash in Sedona, revisited his childhood home."

By Glenda Farley November 30, 2020
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A correspondent describes Jerome and the United Verde Copper Company leased by William A. Clark in 1888. As soon as the purchase was finalized in 1890, financial resources were available for vast improvements, development, and new equipment.

By Glenda Farley November 26, 2020
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The Cottonwood Progressive Association constructed the post office at 827 N. Main Street, which is now Cottonwood City Hall.

By Glenda Farley October 19, 2020
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The travel distance from Prescott to Jerome was cut from 62 to 32 miles.

By Glenda Farley September 16, 2020
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The story of the graveyard and school is also the story of the pioneers of what became Cottonwood in 1885. Land was already being used for a burying ground and school before Alexander and Malinda Strahan came to the Verde Valley in 1878.

By Glenda Farley August 31, 2020
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There was still open land that had not been claimed in the Verde Mining District, and mineral lodes without a U. S. Patent.

By Glenda Farley August 26, 2020
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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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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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