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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

Smoki Museum

Opened in 1935, the mission of the Smoki Museum is to promote an understanding and appreciation for the historic and prehisto...

Blue Rose Theater

The mission of Sharlot Hall Museum's Blue Rose Theater is to present well researched, historical theater in an environment th...

Aspen Valley Golf Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 10 days...

Mountain Ranch Stables

Horse back trail rides, hay rides, cowboy singing. Great trails, horses, guides and prices....