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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Jerome, AZ

Treasures of Monument Valley-Bruce Roscoe Photography

Jan. 24 to Feb 20, 2013 - Enjoy nationally know photographer Bruce Roscoe's featured guest show at Arts Prescott Cooperative ...

Artist Hannah Hunter - Dolphins and Whales-Following My Passion

April 21-May25, 2011 Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery 134 S. Montezuma St. Prescott, AZ 928-776-7717 Guest Artist H...

Yavapai Casino

Yavapai Casino is a favorite among Prescottonians. Yavapai Casino offers 175 exciting slots including Wheel of FortuneŽ and J...

Williams Ski Area

Alpine skiing, beginner through advanced. Focus on families, school, church, scout groups. Boarders welcome, ski and board re...

Planes of Fame Air Museum

The place where aviation history comes to life! Vintage aircrafts WWI, WWII and Korean War; EAA Aircraft, many still flying....