Glenda Farley

Local historian Glenda Farley guides us on a journey back in time to discover fascinating moments that make up our Verde Valley history.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1939: HIGHWAY 79 DEDICATION

Planning for the October 8 dedication of State Highway 79 and the W. W. Midgley Bridge began during January.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1938: Rural Sanitation Project Closing

The Community Sanitation Program came into existence as one of many work relief projects during December of 1933.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1937: New Year's Eve Snow Storm

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.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1938: CLEMENCEAU CHRISTMAS

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.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1972: COTTONWOOD BUILDING CODE

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

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VERDE HERITAGE 1973: CLARKDALE; Old Lindner Garage

Cottonwood businessmen move to Clarkdale

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VERDE HERITAGE 1904: Trip to Jerome and Camp Verde, Part 2

The travelers visited Camp Verde, Montezuma Castle, Soda Springs, Montezuma Well, etc., before returning to Jerome, Jerome Junction, and Prescott.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1904: Trip to Jerome and Camp Verde, Part 1.

A traveler's impressions of the scenery, mines, smelter, and Town of Jerome.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1928: Clarkdale Street Paving.

The retaining wall and sidewalk on the hill by the old high school are 90 years old.

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VERDE HERITAGE: CORPORAL JOHN HENRY PRUITT

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.

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