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VERDE HERITAGE 1937: WPA Projects in the Verde Valley

The Works Progress Administration projects at Page Springs and Camp Verde were under way and the new bridge at Clarkdale would begin during April.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1973-1974: Cottonwood Rural Fire Department

The Cottonwood Rural Fire Station, planned during 1973, was completed during April of 1974.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1971-1972: COTTONWOOD LIBRARY

The new Cottonwood Public Library was built on Mingus Avenue near Sixth Street.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1969: NEW COUNTY BUILDING DEDICATION

The Cottonwood Town Council is studying the possibility of locating a new town hall near the corner of Sixth Street and Mingus Avenue.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1916: JEROME; "The Personal Touch"

A correspondent gathered information about some of the people and the history of Jerome for a series of newspaper articles printed during 1916.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1879-1898: NICHOLS FAMILY DAIRY

The family of William W. Nichols used burros to pack water to the mining camps and also sold milk, butter, cheese, eggs, and beef to the early residents of what became Jerome.

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Verde Heritage 1917: COTTONWOOD, 100 Years Ago.

Cottonwood was a "Boom Town" with buildings completed every week during the summer of 1917. Roads were bad (with a wash on each end of town and a wash running through the middle of town), water came from a horse trough at Alonzo Mason's store, and there was no electricity or sewer.

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VERDE HERITAGE SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS: Miss Pearl Hallett - Mrs. Everett Jordan

Miss Pearl Hallett taught 2 years at the Clear Creek School and 1 year at Cottonwood before she married Everett Jordan in 1915. Mrs. Jordan taught at the Clear Creek School 1 year and then at the Camp Verde School in 1945.

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Verde Heritage: 1884: Oak Creek; Death of J. H. Prescott

There is a grave in Oak Creek Canyon near the Thompson ranch where J. H. Prescott was buried.

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Verde Heritage 1953: Officer Shortage In Verde Area

After deputies were removed from the Yavapai County payroll, there was a new shortage of officers in the Verde Valley.

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Verde Heritage 1914: TROUT ABOUND IN OAK CREEK

The new road from Jim Thompson's ranch to Lolomi Lodge has been completed except for a bridge which will soon be finished. Various accommodations for fishermen and visitors are now available along Oak Creek.

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Verde Heritage 1952: COTTONWOOD; John and Stella Wagner Found Dead.

Their disappearance was hardly noticed.

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Verde Heritage 1970: Verde Valley Lumber Company Burned.

An electrical short is believed to be the cause of the fire that gutted the building. Plans are being made to rebuild on the same site.

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Verde Heritage 1918: COTTONWOOD; Alamo Amusement Company

Plans were made for the construction of the Cottonwood Natatorium, a swimming pool, to be located at the south end of what is now Cactus Street in "Old Town."

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Verde Heritage 1938: MARCUS JAY and JANE (STOUT) LAWRENCE Divorce Hearing

When Mrs. Lawrence filed for a divorce, the specific charge was habitual intemperance. She forgot to mention that they were living together, etc.

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Verde Heritage 1939: HIGHWAY 79 DEDICATION PLANNED

The date of the dedication will be determined when the bridge across Wilson Canyon has been completed.

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Verde Heritage 1916: PLANNING A NEW TOWN

"Plans for the construction of a model town on the hogback partly on United Verde Extension ground and partly on Dundee-Arizona property are well under way. The new town is to be right at the eastern edge of Jerome. It will cover part of the Extension company's Florencia claim and most of the Maine Fraction, which is held by the same company. It will also cover the Green-up, the westernmost of the Dundee-Arizona's two claims."

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Verde Heritage: 1895: "TREADING ON DANGEROUS GROUND."

"There seems to be a strong feeling in this community just now that heroic measures must soon be adopted in this community for the suppression of murders."