Friday, October 26, 2007

Jerome Arizona

We toured the town of Jerome, Az today. This town was founded in 1876 and mining was going on from 1880's - 1950. They mined mostly copper and also gold and silver. At one time the town expanded to 15,000 people. The mines produced so much that they were making a million $$$ a month. The guy that bought the mine was worth over 4 billion $$ when he passed away. This is the
famous Douglas Mansion. Many displays of the mining expeditions were inside.
Looking out from the Douglas Mansion away from Jerome you can almost see our campsite. Also old ore cars used in mining.

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