About Jerome, Arizona

THE MINING YEARS

The mile high town of Jerome is built on the side of Cleopatra Hill and sits on what was once a huge deposit of copper, gold and silver. Immigrants from around the world eagerly came to work and perhaps even “strike it rich”.

THE GHOST YEARS

However, labor unrest, fluctuating copper prices and depressions caused the mines to be closed in the early 1950′s. Except for about 45 residents, everyone moved away to look for work. That’s when the “spirits” began to make themselves known. Today, Jerome is known as one of the most haunted towns in Arizona.

PRESENT TIME

Jerome during the 60′s and 70′s became home to members of the counter-culture, and many of them live, own shops and work here. With many wonderful restaurants, unique galleries, shops and rich history, it is a favorite site to visit.







Photos of Jerome courtesy of Ron Chilston and the Jerome Historical Society