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Jan 28, 2019 - Jerome Historic Mining Town

Day 20. Monday 28th January Another lovely start to the day, cold but very sunny. Nothing much to do on site so another trip out. This time we are off to the nearby State park at Jerome, the nearby old mining town on the side of the mountain. The mining stopped back in the 1950s but it was once one of the major copper mines in the country. The town gained a reputation as quite a wild town back in the 1800s as it grew. Some interesting tales of bordellos & ladies from that time. We did stop on the way out to log a couple of caches just...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Mar 10, 2017 - Old Copper Mine at the Ghost Town of Jerome

On March 9th we left the desert of Casa Grande, travelling north of Phoenix to the Verde Valley. Camping at Camp Verde. The first day, even though Patti and I were both fight allergies, we traveled about 30 miles to the old (now abandon) copper mine at Jerome. Interesting museum with lots of information about the mine during its hayday (early 20th century). Miners were paid $3-4 a day and usually died in their 40s of lung disease. The owners made a profit of around a million dollars per month. Wasn't that great?

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Nov 8, 2016 - Shopping in Jerome

We drove up to Jerome today, a hilly former mining town at 5000 feet above sea level. It resembles Bisbee on a smaller scale. As we walked around, my favorite shops were the kaleidoscope shop and the wine bar. We sampled wines made from grapes grown in Arizona. Jerome has a very interesting history. The first mining claim was made in 1876 although Native Americans had always used the minerals found in the area. In total, the copper deposits discovered in the vicinity of Jerome were among the richest ever found at any time or place. In just...

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2016 Ecuador

Oct 25, 2016 - Jerome, AZ

Spent a day exploring the old mining town of Jerome. A town built into a hillside near a giant copper mine. It is a charming town that has developed into a bit of an art colony. If you go there do not miss lunch at the Haunted Hamburger. The burgers are great and the drinks huge. Very fun place. The Gold King mine museum up the old dirt road was a huge antique collection. Not a lot of info there on mining. There is another museum that is a state park and another museum in town on Main Street. We did not have time to go to either of those....

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A Lifetime's Dream

Sep 27, 2016 - Sedona-Jerome-Flagstaff

We had a pleasant stay in Sedona. It’s a very nice location – pretty much set up only for Tourists. But, the surrounding landscapes were spectacular. In a previous tiny hicksville town, the ladies at the visitor’s centre told us about a historic town built up into a mountainside which we could get to from Sedona. We headed there today – Jerome. It was an old mining town. Today it is a tourist town. We then continued our drive to Flagstaff, our base for the next two nights. We didn’t actually see anything of Flagstaff, just the motel and the...

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In the USA 2016

Apr 23, 2015 - Jerome, AZ

Today was a super day! Our good friend, Julie Ash, drove up from Phoenix to meet us and spend the day sightseeing and catching up. We hadn't seen Julie since before she moved from Virginia to Phoenix a few years ago and it was great to see her. None of us had been to Jerome, so we decided to drive up to the old copper mining town that what was once known as the "wickedest town in the West." "America's Most Vertical City" and "Largest Ghost Town in America" is located on top of Cleopatra Hill (elev. 5,200 ft.). Jerome was a copper mining...

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2015 Southwest Trip

May 20, 2014 - Jerome State Park

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Mar 22, 2014 - visiting the ghosts

The town of Jerome was built on a hill above a vast deposit of copper, propped on a thirty-degree mountainside two thousand feet above the Verde Valley. As the boom town grew it attracted miners, smelter workers, freighters, gamblers, bootleggers, saloon keepers, storekeepers, prostitutes and preachers. Americans, Mexican, Croatians, Irish, Spaniards, Italians and Chinese made the mining camp a cosmopolitan mix. At its height the United Verde Company earned a million dollars profit a month. Over its 77-year life (1876 to 1953), this mine...

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Feb 18, 2014 - Jerome

I spent the day in Jerome - a cute hillside town about 90 miles north of here. I drove to the top of the hill and had lunch at the Jerome Grand Hotel . The view from the restaurant is lovely. I remember eating here with Maria, Vito, and Tom . Parking was at a premium on the streets below but luckily someone was vacating a spot just as I was approaching. Walking the streets of Jerome is something like walking the streets of San Francisco - not quite as bad but certainly hilly. The store I love the most is Nellie Bly . They specialize in...

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Oct 10, 2013 - Jerome

We took a drive up from the valley floor to an old mining town called Jerome. It nearly disappeared when the mines petered out, but became a hippie/artist colony of sorts and has continued as such to the delight of tourists. We had lunch and visited the (supposedly haunted) Jerome Grand Hotel - far up on the hillside. The hotel was originally a hospital. The hotel "did up" Halloween "to the nines."

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Apr 28, 2013 - Jerome, Arizona

Reggi, my sister Pat and I went to Historic Old Town Cottonwood, a quaint town that is filled with wonderful antique and Consignment shops. As well as very good restaurants and a new Tea House - Wild Rose - housed in the Historic Cottonwood Jail. We drove through Clarkdale to get to Jerome - it sits on Cinderella hill an old Copper mining town with lots of old buildings and Holloween is the biggest event of the year, enjoyed both towns.

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Mar 7, 2013 - Escapees Park - North Ranch - Congress, AZ

Sunday, March 3, 2013 We drove to the Mayo Hospital parking lot and parked at the far northeast corner for the night so we would not have to fight the traffic Monday morning for Vicki’s early morning appointment. Monday, March 4, 2013 After Vicki’s follow-up appointment at Mayo, we had another great lunch time with Sharee and Ted. They brought me more grapefruit from their Ruby Red tree. YEAH!! I try to eat one for breakfast every day and the fresh ones are so much better than the ones out of the grocery stores. We headed out of Scottsdale...

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