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.

Recent Stories

Tease photo

VERDE HERITAGE 1973: COTTONWOOD A & W RESTAURANT

A & W Drive-In became the A & W Restaurant during 1973.

A & W Drive-In became the A & W Restaurant during 1973.

Tease photo

VERDE HERITAGE1973: NEW WESTERN TOWN

"Bitter Creek" is a western movie set located on the Bradshaw Ranch west of Sedona.

Tease photo

Verde Heritage 1924: OPENING OF THE CAMP VERDE SULPHATE MILL

This marks the first attempt at developing the non-metallic mineral resources in Arizona.

Tease photo

VERDE HERITAGE Jerome: Pioneer Store - T. F. Miller Company

The Miller Company was one of the oldest businesses at Jerome and Clarkdale and served as the "company store

Tease photo

VERDE HEREITAGE 1924: JEROME; Scarlet Fever Epidemic

Cases of scarlet fever, whooping cough, chicken pox, and measles were all reported to the health officials at Jerome.

Tease photo

VERDE HERITAGE 1948: VERDE FOOD LOCKERS

William and Arlene Farrow sold their business to Newell F. Rhoton in 1953.

Tease photo

VERDE HERITAGE 1929: United Verde Copper Company

The United Verde's mine has developed 50 miles of tunnels and the ore bodies appear inexhaustible as great tonnage is taken out.

Tease photo

VERDE HERITAGE 1927 JEROME; NEW HAVEN METHODIST CHURCH

Construction of the building began on February 4, and will be completed by the end of May, 1927.

Tease photo

VERDE HERITAGE 1957: Last Cord for the Mingus Mountain Hermit

Geronimo Pena led a lonely existence for about 40 years on Mingus Mountain.

Tease photo

VERDE HERITAGE 1918: JEROME; Phenomenal Growth Continues

The mining camp is still overcrowded and it is almost impossible to get a place to sleep unless accommodations have been reserved in advance.

More stories