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The rugged mining community of Jerome has thrived by the hard work and hard play of tough men and women pitted against an equally hard mountain. William Murray solicited funding for the Black Hills mining camp from his uncle, a New York lawyer and financier named Eugene Murray Jerome, who reportedly was not interested. However, his independent wife was delighted at the prospect and raised $200,000 in development capital for Murray. In 1882, Frederick F. Thomas, Jerome's first postmaster, named the mining camp "Jerome" in honor of the family. Jerome boomed, ultimately reaching a reported population peak of 15,000 in the 1920s, then dwindling to a ghost town after the mines closed. In 1967, the town was designated a National Historic Landmark, and today it is a flourishing artist community, as well as a motorcycle and travel destination.

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Variously once called "America's most vertical city," Arizona's Sodom and Gomorrah," and the "largest ghost town in America," Jerome is located between Prescott and Flagstaff. In association with the Jerome Historical Society, a local historian traces the history of the town from roaring copper mining camp to ghost town to artist colony/tourist/motorcyclists' destination today. The book includes vintage photographs, an 1886 Jerome street map, and a bibliography. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Local author and historian Midge Steuber has been enchanted with Jerome's colorful history and free spirit from the moment she first visited the mountain community. For this volume, Steuber has spent countless hours immersed in the vast archives of the Jerome Historical Society assisted by the boundless knowledge of Jerome archivist Ronne Roope. The nonprofit Jerome Historical Society operates the Jerome Mine Museum on Main Street.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738558820
Author:
Steuber, Midge
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
The, Jerome Historical Society Archives
Author:
Jerome, Historical Society Archives
Author:
Jerome Historical Society Archives
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Southwest
Subject:
History
Subject:
Copper mines and mining
Subject:
Jerome (Ariz.) History.
Subject:
Copper mines and mining -- Arizona -- Jerome.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
AZ
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Series Volume:
IOA
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.24x6.48x.39 in. .71 lbs.

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