Jerome, AZ

Jerome

Jerome was built on the most level spot on Cleopatra Hill. In 1900, Jerome was the fourth-largest city in the Arizona Territory. It was Arizona's most famous copper town.
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Jerome

In 1894, after a severe fire, the mine, which had been producing an astonishing 3 million pounds of copper per month, could no longer be worked by underground methods and a change to open pit mining took place.
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Jerome's main street
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When the mines closed, Jerome's population of 15'000 dwindled to just a few hardy souls.
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The town has since been reborn as a thriving mecca for artists, retirees and tourists.
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