Another article published in the Arizona Republic in 1936 covered the town of Jerome. It was founded in 1876 and incorporated in 1908 and was named for Eugene Jerome, the first secretary of the United Verde Copper Company. Eugene Jerome was also responsible for financing the project of the copper mine and had agreed to provide the financing on condition the town bear his name. The mining was only successful for about forty years and its success ended when a “dynamite blast of the Black Pit…caused the town to begin sliding down the hill.” Since that event the town survives mainly on tourism.
Article: "Mining Town Is Hospitable," Arizona Republic (Phoenix), November 22, 1936, sec. 8.7.
Additional Citation: Byrd H. Granger, Arizona's Names: X Marks the Place (Tucson, AZ: Falconer Pub., 1983).330.CountyYavapai CountyStateArizona CountryUnited StatesGeographic Coordinates
Aerial view of a landslide on Arizona Highway 89A in Yavapai County, near Jerome. Image taken February 17, 1966
Correspondence from KCRJ Radio Station, Jerome, Arizona to Stephen C. Shadegg about Radio Advertising, Including the Spanish Speaking Population in Northern Arizona
Letter from Senator William A. Clark to Will L. Clark concerning Will Clark's move to Jerome from Butte, Montana to take over the clerical department of the United Verde Copper Company, December 28, 1903
Map Showing the Mineralized District between Jerome, on the North, to New River on the South, a Distance of 75 miles Which it is believed, is Destined to Become the Richest Mining Section of the State
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