“MAY THE STARS CARRY YOUR SADNESS AWAY,
MAY THE FLOWERS FILL YOUR HEART WITH BEAUTY.
LET HOPE FOREVER WIPE AWAY YOUR TEARS,
AND ABOVE ALL -
MAY SILENCE MAKE YOU STRONG”.
Chief Dan George
My photo shows the snow capped Four Peaks or San Francisco Peaks, 80 miles from Jerome, Arizona (USA). This also shows the edge of the Colorado Plateau, one of the largest plateaus in the world.
This was an amazing place to see. The town perched on the hill and surrounding area reminded me of being in McCleod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh in India. Although the town itself definately had the history of the ‘Wild West’ all through!!
A mining town named Jerome in Arizona was established on the side of Cleopatra Hill in 1883. It was named for Eugene Murray Jerome, a New York investor who owned the mineral rights and financed mining there. Eugene Jerome never visited his namesake town. Jerome was incorporated as a town on 8 March 1889. Local merchant and rancher William Munds was the first mayor. The town housed the workers in the nearby United Verde Mine, which was to produce over 1 billion dollars in copper, gold and silver over the next 70 years.
Jerome became a notorious “wild west” town, a hotbed of prostitution, gambling, and vice. On 5 February 1903, the New York Sun proclaimed Jerome to be “the wickedest town in the West”.
In 1915 the population of Jerome was estimated at 2,500
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