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Jerome, Arizona

Jerome, Arizona

Jerome was built on Cleopatra Hill above a vast deposit of copper. Its mines were nourished and exploited by financiers who brought billions of dollars of copper, gold and silver, from its depths.

After the mines closed in 1953 and "King Copper" left town, the population went from a peak of 15,000 in the 20s to some 50 persons. A few hardy souls remained: The Jerome Historical Society guarded the buildings against vandalism and the elements, the Douglas Mansion was made a State Park in 1965 and Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. During the 60's and 70's, the time of the counter culture, Jerome offered a haven for artists. Soon newcomers and Jerome old timers were working together to bring Jerome back to life. Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians, and families. They form a peaceful, colorful, thriving community built on a rich foundation of history and lore.

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Things to do near Jerome, AZ

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa is located in Camp Verde at the base of the beautiful Mingus Mountains. This is a wildlife park located on 104 ...

Yavapai College Performance Hall and Arts Gallery

Largest performance venue in Prescott featuring guest performances by world-renowned performing artists, the Phoenix Symphony...

Red Rock State Park Self-Guided Interpretive Trails

Two self-guided trails with numbered points along the route explain environmental aspects of the area. The Smoke Trail...

Prescott National Forest

Offering cool relief from the desert below, the nearly 1.25 million acres of the Prescott National Forest are just brimming w...