Verde Heritage By Glenda Farley, Cottonwood, AZ Local historian Glenda Farley guides us on a journey back in time to discover fascinating moments that make up our Verde heritage and history.
Friday, June 7, 2013
"WILL SHORTEN ROUTE FROM CAMP VERDE TO FLAGSTAFF."
"Thirty miles will soon be cut off the distance between Camp Verde and Flagstaff by the repairing of the Rattlesnake Tanks road, now being undertaken."
"A road crew has been fixing the Stoneman lake highway between Rattlesnake and the county line. This work will be completed in a day or two and then the crew will start on the road that branches off to the northwest at Rattlesnake. It comes into the Jerome-Sedona-Flagstaff highway at Munds Park, well over the line in Coconino county. Only a few miles lie in Yavapai but the Coconino supervisors have agreed to repair their part of the road at once."
"Repair of the Rattlesnake Tanks road will make it possible to go from Camp Verde to Flagstaff without passing Stoneman or Mormon lakes. It is claimed that it will be much better than the road in the vicinity of Mormon lake, as well as being much shorter."
"Travelers from the Verde district desirous of missing Schnebley hill can go down to Camp Verde and up to Flagstaff by the Rattlesnake route."
"IN GOOD CONDITION: The road from Camp Verde up to Stoneman lake is now in good condition. Yavapai County has worked it up to the line and L. S. Drumm, who owns the land around the lake, has repaired it from his place down."
"Information as to the condition of the road between Stoneman and Mormon lakes is not at hand but it is reported that that stretch is being fixed by the Flagstaff man who recently established a resort at Mormon lake."
"People of the Middle Verde section will soon be able to come to the Verde district towns without going by way of Camp Verde. The road from Middle Verde up to Cornville is to be put in shape at once."
"Road Superintendent J. H. York and his crew have completed their work between Prescott and Fort Whipple and this week they will move to Middle Verde, under instructions generally to improve the highways of that section. Their principal task is to put the road to Cornville in shape. From there it is easy to reach Jerome by way of Bridgeport."
"It is possible for wagons to cross the Verde at the mouth of Oak Creek but the water is too deep for cars, therefore those who travel from Middle Verde to Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood or Clemenceau must go around by way of the Camp Verde bridge. It is hoped that some day the Indian department will build a bridge over the Verde at Middle Verde."