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home : features : people, places & past August 28, 2014


Millions of notes later ... Herb Young told the stories of Jerome
CLARKDALE -- Diane Sward Rapaport opens the first chapter of her delightful, recently published collection of stories of the rebirth of Jerome, "Home Sweet Jerome," with a remarkable question and observation by Herbert V. Young.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lightning pilots have historic meeting at Cottonwood Airport
Cottonwood resident and WW II P-38 "Lightning" Ace, Maj. Ralph Wandrey met Col. Todd Canterbury, a current F-35 "Lightning II" pilot at a reception in Al Gradijan's Cottonwood Airport hangar on Saturday, June 21.


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Father of the Mother Road
NORTHERN ARIZONA -- Prescott is celebrating its anniversary as a town this year. Established May 30, 1864, it marks its sesquicentennial. And while it would appear through the backwards lens of 150 years as a frontier town, Arizona was a beehive of activity at that time. It was a vibrant period of exploration and expansion that would establish the roadways we still use today.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What a Laugh! Jerome cartoonist gives back to community
JEROME - A teddy bear comes between two fuzzy enemies in Michael Gallagher's pro-bono cartoon used to promote the Jerome Humane Society's annual Flea Market last month.

Gallagher and his wife, Candace, "stumbled" across Jerome about 10 years ago while on a road trip from the Grand Canyon, to Sedona, then through Cottonwood to the mile-high Ghost Town.

"It's a story you've heard from almost everyone - they saw it one time and it kind of never left them," he said.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

National Trails Day: Appreciating the great pathways of Sedona and the Verde Valley
The 22nd annual National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7. Established by the American Hiking Society to celebrate the nation's 200,000 miles of trails, the day brings appreciation for special places and the beauty of the wild.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sharing a little puppy gratitude
Ever since our dog, Cookie, died almost three years ago, I have been dogless. It’s not that I didn’t want another dog much sooner. Since my husband, Steve, is not the animal lover that I am, I had promised to honor his request to wait awhile before bringing another canine companion into our lives.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Verde Formation: A story that holds water
There is no greater puzzle in the world than the world itself. When we look out across the landscape, we see not only rocks and rivers, hills and valleys, cliffs and canyons but also a record of the past.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: When smelter smoke reigned
JEROME - The mineral wealth beneath Jerome is contained within a rare ore deposit known to geologists as a volcanogenic massive sulfide.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Killer Flu of 1918
With news reports about a possible swine flu epidemic and constant references to the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, a look into what happened in the upper Verde Valley during the 1918 outbreak might provide insight into an epidemic.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Esther and Charles Miller celebrate 70th anniversary
It all started with a broken date. Now it includes four more generations, careers in aviation and art - and 70 years of memories.
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Route 66: Easy lessons from the 'hard road': Only remnants remain of highway and its era
Route 66 introduced Arizona to America.

Running 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, U.S. Highway 66 was born Nov. 11, 1926. It rolled across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas (only 12 miles), Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, and it lived almost 60 years before being pronounced dead June 27, 1985.


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


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