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.
The new school in Cottonwood officially opened on Aug. 30, 1972.
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.
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.
A bullet had already penetrated the left shoulder of Night Officer J. W. Hudgens before he began shooting at Dave Schriber.
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.
Long standing jealousy led to a double
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.
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.
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.
The Verde Valley Railroad and the Santa Fe had more than their share of bad luck.
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.
"Larry Russell, who grew up beside Soldier Wash in Sedona, revisited his childhood home."
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.
The Cottonwood Progressive Association constructed the post office at 827 N. Main Street, which is now Cottonwood City Hall.
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.
There was still open land that had not been claimed in the Verde Mining District, and mineral lodes without a U. S. Patent.
After the September fire, adobe, concrete, and brick were used to construct a more substantial town.
Since 1946 Bob Bradshaw had helped motion picture companies filming in the Verde Valley and Sedona areas.
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.
Camp Taylor will be rehabilitated for over-night camping.
In addition to the new building, a nearby building was remodeled for high school students.
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.
"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.
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.