The first mining claims were filed in 1876, within 20 years jerome was a billion dollar copper mecca and one of the wildest, wickedest mining towns in the west.Drinking, gambling, brawls and frolicking with ladies of the night occurred.Map db m33149 hm.
The long history of mining in jerome and surrounding area began with the first mining claims filed in 1876 for copper.The great depression led to a decline in mining.By the time mining shut down in 1952, one writer claimed enough copper had been produced to put 13.
That mining venture eventually acquired by james s.Douglas in 1912 would become a copper bonanza worth over 125 million, producing until.
Phelps dodge and company invests in arizona copper.Then there was phelps dodge co., which was established in 1834 in new york city to trade american products to england for copper, iron, tin and other metals.The company was named for its founding partners, anson phelps and his soninlaw, william dodge.
The huachuca mountains, christened from the apache language meaning thunder mountain several miles north of the mexico border, experienced a mining surge shortly after the establishment of.
In 1900, it was the fourthlargest town in arizona territory, with a population of nearly 3,000.At its peak, the mines produced 3 million pounds of copper a month.Like many a mining town, jerome had its share of saloons, opium dens and houses of ill repute.
Douglas was also the inventor of several other improvements in the mining industry consisting of the invention for calcining ores 1884, a furnace for calcining ores 1898, a process for extracting copper from cupriferous nickel ore 1892, a process for separating and recovering copper 1896, and an improved smelting furnace in 1897.
William emmanuel defty papers, inclusive dates 18681927 physical description 10.45 linear feet abstract this collection is organized into two subgroups personal and family papers from 1868 to 1927, most of which date from the late 1880s, and business records from the late 1880s to 1925.
This historic house museum is devoted to the history of the jerome area, mining, and the douglas family.The museum features exhibits with historic photographs, artifacts, and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3d model of the town with its underground mines.The douglas library and upstairs bathroom are furnished as period rooms.
Big bug was a mining camp, but also had a smelter.It had the usual array of building for a mining camp and about a 100 people.The town went ghost in the early 1900s.More information can be found in.Arizona treasure hunters ghost town guide.Ghost towns of arizona.
Northwest of the groom mine, is the arizona copper belt mining company mine, which produced lode gold and copper.At cordes, which is north of phoenix , at poland junction, west past power station, take left or lower dirt road, and in stream gravels along road you can find placer gold.
By at least 1900, critical portions of what would be sr 80 between bisbee and douglas were improved, not by the arizona territorial government but rather by the mining companies.The companies wanted to ensure that heavy loads of crushed copper ore would get to new smelters in the recently planned community of douglas.
Jefferson copper mining co. colorado 1900 normal price 39.95 our sales price 29.95 jerome verde development company arizona 1922 normal price 29.95 our sales price 19.95 jerome victor extension copper company jerome, arizona 1916 normal price 89.95 our sales price 69.95 jib consolidated mining company basin mining.
This is the official end of the grandview trail, however, i have read that the trail originally continued on down to the colorado river in the early 1900s.History impressions of the dazzling topography of grand canyon have changed and shifted since that day in the summer of 1540 when garcia lopez de cardenas gazed out from the south rim.
Jerome, arizona.Mining made jerome, but when the mines played out, the town reinvented itself as an artists colony.Jerome state historic park has the whole story.Kalispell, montana.Nearly all the furnishings in the beautifully preserved conrad mansion are original.
Oro belle is a former gold mining town located the bradshaw mountains about three miles south of crown king.The townsite was once a decent population center as numerous mines were operated on site and in the area from 1880 to the 1920s.
The argus.County navajo publisher location holbrook, ariz.Years of publication 18951900 years digitized 18951900 lccn sn 94051341 oclc no.25084608.
Normally, sharlot hall museum and some 125 indian artists would be getting ready for the annual prescott indian art market at this time of year.However, due to covid19, the market has been postponed to september 1920.Since we are thinking about indian art and history, days past would like to share this twopart story.