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Jerome (Postcards of America)

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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, Jeromeas first postmaster, named the mining camp aJeromea 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.

Synopsis:

Jerome boasts a rich history. These images illustrate the people, the events, and the everyday scenes that make up Jerome's story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738570549
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:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Looseleaf
Series:
Postcards of America
Series Volume:
POA
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
MISCELLANEOUS
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
15
Dimensions:
4.82x6.40x.26 in. .17 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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