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Glenda Farley

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VERDE HERITAGE 1924: CLARKDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Architect A. J. Gilford designed the new building with 8 classrooms at the Lower Townsite.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1925: CHOKREE GOBINS BUILDING

Mr. Gobins hired Architect A. L. Gilford to design his new building and Contractor George Barnett to build the structure.

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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 1936: TUZIGOOT RUINS WORK PROCEEDS

Artifacts from Tuzigoot were displayed in the museum at Clarkdale before the Tuzigoot Museum building was completed.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1898: Sheep Thieves Arrested Near Jerome

A collection of newspaper clippings tells the story of Sheriff Cameron, Al. Sieber and 3 Indian trackers.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1916: VERDE REACHES ITS HIGH WATER MARK

The December snow storms were followed by rain during January.

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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: 1929: COTTONWOOD NEWS, January.

Changes in Main Street businesses dominated the local news.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1970: Service Stations Under New Management.

New residents of Cottonwood operate the service stations.

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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 1916: United Verde Extension Mining Company

J. J. Fisher discovered a small sliver of unclaimed land, then it was patented by Elizabeth C. Fisher. After Mr. Fisher died in 1911, the property attracted the attention of James S. Douglas.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1916: Jerome District Made Attractive to Tourists

After the scenic ride on the railroad to Jerome, tourists may enjoy a series of scenic drives on roads to the mines.

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Verde Heritage 1897: JEROME NEWS

Most of the improvements at Jerome mentioned by the correspondent would, as he predicted, burn in another fire.

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Verde Heritage 1887-2017: THE MARY WILLARD HOUSE

This home was occupied by Mary Willard until 1921, and has been occupied by the Burnett family since 1973.

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VERDE HERITAGE: 1938: PHELPS DODGE OPEN HOUSE

Phelps Dodge Corporation was the largest employer and biggest business concern in Yavapai County.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1911: CLARKDALE; Land Transactions.

The United Verde Copper Company purchased land for the railroad right-of-way, for the new smelter site and town of Clarkdale, and for water rights from 1906 until 1913.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1960: WEST CLEAR CREEK; Native Trout Wait For The Ambitious

Once you have tasted the trout of West Clear Creek you will be reluctant to eat their hatchery-raised cousins.

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VERDE HERITAGE COTTONWOOD: "Remember The Alamo?"

When Jerome grew to be a lively mining camp during the 1890's, Charles Willard started the Alamo Dairy at his Cottonwood ranch and began delivering milk to the prosperous community.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1937: JEROME, Famed Sliding City Again Moving Down Mountainside.

Jerome is still the most unique town in America.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1916: "My Hunting Experience"

After spending a day and night alone in the forest, Maudie finally gave up during the second day and decided to stay where she was, confident that her daddy would find her.

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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: 1960: Landmark Demolished at Cottonwood

The old general merchandise store and post office that served as a meeting place for early residents was torn down and salvaged during October.

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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 1932: Reconstruction Finance Corporation

Surviving the "Depression" in the Verde Valley was difficult for everyone. Some unemployed men were given the opportunity to earn $15 each month.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1875: "OLD TREE MEETING" TRADITION

The "Old Tree Meeting" on October 3, 1875, was the first of 80 yearly Sunday gatherings at Middle Verde by 1955.

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Verde Heritage 1970: CHAPARRAL OPENS

After the Bridgeport Tavern was torn down Jim and Virginia McGowan moved to their new Chaparral on South Main Street in Cottonwood.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: TAPCO Celebrates 100 Years

The ruins and smokestack of TAPCO are located about 3 miles up the Verde River from Clarkdale.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: KOVACOVICH MERCANTILE COMPANY

The oldest buildings in the Cottonwood Commercial Historic District are the 1917 Kovacovich Mercantile grocery store and the 1917 Kovacovich Warehouse. Both are 100 years old.

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Verde Heritagte 1972: SEDONA; "Bitter Creek" Comes To Life.

The Bob Bradshaw Ranch, 9 miles from the highway, now has a western town ready to be photographed.

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Verde Heritage 1917-2017: COTTONWOOD HOTEL CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Although the original wood building was destroyed during a 1925 fire, the business survived as the Cottonwood Hotel. It is a reminder of the old town and its historic past.

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Verde Heritage 1916: JEROME; The Old Verde King Mine

About 20 mining claims in Walnut Gulch had been idle since 1907 or 1908. Prescott men bought the property at a tax sale and plan to develop the mines.

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Verde Heritage 1974: Clarkdale to Williams Highway Proposal

The road was proposed during 1946, and built south from Williams 20 miles to the Coconino County line by 1969. Consideration was given to building a railroad route from the Verde Valley to connect with the Williams-Grand Canyon railroad for a scenic network.

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Verde Heritage 1887: JEROME; New Life Infused into an Old Enterprise.

The United Verde Copper Company started up on August 1, 1887, after being closed since December, 1884.

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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 1970: Rio Verde Trailer Village at Bridgeport

Near the ruin of an ancient civilization, "Old West" pioneer wagons and other relics are displayed at this modern trailer park.

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Verde Heritage 1914: JEROME IMPROVEMENTS

With the constant improvements one cannot help but believe that Jerome will be "The Town" for some time to come.

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Verde Heritage 1919: Jerome: Last Night's Storm was the Heaviest in Years.

Raging water in Deception Gulch was 12 to 15 feet deep. Roads were washed out and mines became isolated.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1971: SEDONA AIRPORT FLIES HIGH

Joe Moser and Ray Steele, with the support of Sedona citizens, made their dream of having an airport become a reality.

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Verde Heritage 1953: Chamber of Commerce (1947-1950)

The Cottonwood Progressive Association tried to revive the Chamber of Commerce.

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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 1905: Jerome Miners Put Boycott On Saloons

Trouble grew out of businessmen employing a "scab" to lead the Jerome Hose Team in the race at Prescott.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 3

Tree-removal projects have already caused stream bank erosion.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 2

The "water salvage" program and cutting trees in the Verde Valley has ended for 1969, but the long-term project will continue.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 1

After trees were clear-cut or thinned along the Verde River to "save water" and for "flood control" the wildlife habitat was destroyed, and a few residents began to complain.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1970: Cottonwood; Westcott Funeral Home

The old boarding house was remodeled and opened as Cottonwood Funeral Chapel on September 15, 1949. The building was reconstructed during 1968, and remodeling was completed during 1970.

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Verde Heritage 1905: JEROME NEWS

A new business, fights, a motorcycle speed record, an inquest, an explosion, and the 8th grade graduation were of interest to Jerome citizens during the middle of June.

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Verde Heritage 1957: BECCHETTI COPPER CORPORATION

Mingus Mountain could harbor the very industry needed today. Mining "new" minerals offers a distinct possibility.

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Verde Heritage 1914: JEROME FIRE, June 19

The fire destroyed the building owned by Selna and Kovacovich, occupied by Miller and Darlington, the Gonzales barber shop, and the Fountain Saloon owned by Andrew Issoglio.

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Verde Heritage 1971: SEDONA; The Grasshopper Shopper Opens

Jim and Anne Thomas moved from New York to Sedona last August. They opened Sedona's fifth and largest grocery store in West Sedona.

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