Jerome, Arizona

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    As I said in another thread, we took a journey last week that included a ride on the Verde Canyon RR, a stop in the "ghost town" of Jerome and some time in Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. Here are a few shots around Jerome. The Building high on the hill is what is now the Grand Hotel. I wrote about Jerome in a recent article for a weekly paper that I write for. Here is part of that article as well:

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  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Here are a few more around Jerome. The lasts two are of some of the many slag piles around town:

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  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Very interesting and well written Don! Thanks for posting it.

    Gary
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Thanks Gary. The Grand Hotel, which was the hospital, has been featured on one of those "haunted hotel" TV shows. When we first went to Jerome back in the late 60's, there were few people living there and may buildings were litterally falling apart. Some houses were sliding down the hills. Many since have been restored and a lot of shops are open. We didn't bother to park downtown since there were a lot of people and cars and just few parking spaces. A popular place for sure.

    I write a monthly article titled,Out Arizona Way for a Cincinnati weekly newspaper . I've never been to Cincinnati, but the paper is owned by a friend of mine and I thought his readers could use an insight as to what it's like living here in Arizona. This is about the fourth year I've been doing it, and I really enjoy it. My pay scale is the same as it is for being a moderator at the Gauge.:rolleyes: The only difference is that I get a free newspaper every week. :D
  5. Papa Bear

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    Great story and photos, Don. :thumb:
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A fun place to visit. Lots of history around there.
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    Again, thanks for Sedona and now Jerome.

    JD
  8. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Great write up and photos Don.
    Jerome has a lot of railroad history.
    There was the 3' gauge United Verde and Pacific from Jerome to Jerome Junction, (Chino valley), later the standard gauge Verde tunnel & Smelter RR. from Jerome to Clarkdale and the Arizona-Extension Railway from Jerome to Cottonwood.
    Here's link to more info.
    http://www.silogic.com/jerome/jerome.htm