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Contributed by Jerome Historical Society

These photos represent a small portion of the collection from Herbert V. Young who was engaged as secretary to the general manager of the United Verde Copper Company mine from 1912-1955.

Herbert V. Young started writing in his seventies, drawing upon 43 years of experience in the development and decline of Jerome's mining operations. His two books about Jerome's mining history were published by the Jerome Historical Society: Ghosts of Cleopatra Hill (1964) and They Came to Jerome (1972).

Young was a founding member of the Jerome Historical Society and served as its historian from 1953 until his death in 1988. He donated his papers and photographs to the Jerome Historical Society, which has archived them as the Herbert V. Young collection.

 
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