Jerome State Historic Park

Jerome, AZ

Where are we going?

Jerome State Historic Park
Jerome State Historic Park
100 Douglas Rd
Jerome
AZ 86331
USA

(928) 634-5381

What is there to do?

The "Billion Dollar" Copper Camp

Jerome's modern history began in 1876 when three prospectors staked claims on rich copper deposits. They sold out to a group which formed the United Verde Copper Company in 1883. The resultant mining camp of board and canvas shacks was named in honor of Eugene Jerome, the venture's principal backer. Hopes for the enterprise ran high, but the costs of operating, especially for transportation, outstripped profits, and the company folded in less than two years.

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