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.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
1903: CHERRY CREEK: Wombacher Finds 9 lb. Nugget, January 15.
"CHERRY CREEK MINING NEWS: WOMBACHER FINDS A 9 lb. NUGGET. Dougles, Lacey & Company Looking at Mines In That District --- The Lion Mill To Start in Crushing Ore; Has 500 Tons On the Dump."
"Cherry Creek, Jan. 18, 1903: Editor Jerome Mining News: Dear Sir: --- Knowing that you and the readers of your paper are interested in the movements of mining men in this district, I send you some local items."
"We are enjoying a little mining excitement and the year 1903 seems to be opening up well. We have new mwn here every few days looking over the camp, and they all seem favorably impressed with the mineral showing."
"Captain McGee is sampling ores here for Mr. E. Parisec and showing him over the district. Mr. Parisec expesses himself as very much pleased with the district and predicts a great future. The Captain expects a party of capitalists here in a few days to examine mining properties."
"The gentlemen who tied up the Etta some time ago, have a mining engineer on the ground surveying and experting the mine."
"The Lion mine is being worked steadily, and they will soon have their mill in shape to handle the ore which they have taken out while doing development work. They have about 500 tons piled up on the dump."
"Douglas, Lacey & Co. are looking at some of our mining properties. We would be pleased to have them operating in our camp as they are good people and not afraid to spend a dollar when once they start in."
"I had a mining man call at my house at 7:30 a.m., January 15. He is a fine large boy, weighing nine pounds. Mother and baby are doing nicely, and to say that I am a little swelled up would not begin to spell it. Call around, W. S., I have a large jug and do not measure the drinks."