Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jerome, Arizona

Jerome, Arizona - Ghost Town
Perched precariously on the side of Mingus Mountain is Jerome, Arizona, formerly a prosperous copper mining town.  This view shows a few of the homes on stilts which once were comfortable residence for the mine workers et al, but which are now about 75 per cent abandoned.  In the distance on the horizon are the San Francisco Peaks and the Verde Valley stretches out beyond the town.

Jerome (Ghost Town), Arizona
Looking down Cleopatra Mountain, toward Clarkdale and Cottonwood which are nestled in the Heart of the Verde Valley.  Beyond, in the distance, art the famous Red Rocks of Oak Creek Canyon.

Jerome, Arizona
This now abandoned mining camp has produced a billion dollars worth of copper, gold and silver.  It is now the largest ghost city in America.

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