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Glenda Farley

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Verde Heritage 1968: Loving Care Preserves Purtymun Cabin

Sedona Westerners visit the Purtymun Homestead.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1968: PECK'S LAKE PROJECT

"Operation Mainstream" provided the whole community with a recreation area.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1927: CLARKDALE; New Concentrator Recovers Elusive Ores.

The new building at the United Verde Copper Company smelter houses the concentration plant.

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VERDE HERITAGE: VERDE VALLEY FAIR

The first fair was at the Cottonwood park with exhibits in the Cottonwood Community Club House.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-1924: COTTONWOOD PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION

The old organization was dissolved then the new organization was formed on Tuesday, April 15, 1924.

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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.

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VERDE HERITAGE1973: NEW WESTERN TOWN

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

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Verde Heritage 1924: OPENING OF THE CAMP VERDE SULPHATE MILL

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

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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

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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.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1948: VERDE FOOD LOCKERS

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

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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.

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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.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1957: Last Cord for the Mingus Mountain Hermit

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

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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.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1939: COTTONWOOD COMMUNITY CLUB HOUSE

How the Cottonwood Community Club House was built is a story of determined women with the motto, "Work from the heart is the key to achievement."

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VERDE HERITAGE 1922-1923: WILLARD COTTONWOOD GARAGE

Observing one of the oldest Cottonwood traditions, a dance was held in the newly completed building on February 24, 1923.

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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 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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