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Jerome State Historic Park
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Jerome State Historic Park
Description - This historic site illustrates the legacy of copper mining in the area. The 1916 mansion of James Douglas sits regally atop a hill overlooking the scenic Verde Valley. The mansion served as a hotel for visiting mining officials and investors, as well as home to the Douglas family. Once Arizona's most productive copper mining area, Jerome lost its sheen when prices plummeted during the Depression. The mansion's well appointed interior and adobe-brick architecture reflect the copper mining high-life before the fall. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Attractions - The park has displays that feature local mining and methods. In addition, the park has antique mining equipment, video presentations, and a picnic area with tables and restrooms. The restrooms are handicapped accessible.

Recreation - Recreational opportunities offered by this 3 acre site relate to the historic buildings and landscape. Additionally a picnic area has been provided.

Climate - The climate of Arizona varies greatly with elevation. At an elevation of 5,240 ft, during the summer months expect fairly hot temperatures with afternoon thunderstorms possible especially in July and August. Daytime high temperatures can exceed 90 degrees. Fall and spring are good times to visit this region. Be prepared for cool to cold winter temperatures and dress in layers for your travels in this state of varying climates.

Location - Jerome State Historic Park is located in central Arizona, in the town of Jerome, between Sedona and Prescott. The park sits off State Highway 89A.


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Filed By: roy and ruth vorhees (st. clair shores, MI)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Wish we had more than 3 and a half hours to shop, chat, and lunch on our escape from Sedona to Phoenix Airport. No trouble, however, shooting a decent portion of my wallet and half a roll of film in thisunique, frindly get-away.History of Jerome is a worthwhile read. Wonder if Jane Clark, matron of Cooperstown, NY. is a decendent of founding father Wm. Andrews Clark.


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Contact Information:
Jerome State Historic Park, P.O. Box D , Jerome, AZ, 86331, Phone: 520-634-5381, Fax: 520-639-3132

Additional Information:
Arizona State Parks - Arizona's State Parks feature lakes, reservoirs, caves, mountains, unique geologic formations and significant historic sites. From pine forests to spectacular deserts, the State Parks offer something for just about everyone.
Arizona's Historic Sites -
Central Arizona - Central Arizona, located in the middle of the state and north of Phoenix, features Prescott National Forest, Verde Valley Wilderness, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, and Dead Horse Ranch State Park.
Mingus Mountain Scenic Road - This scenic drive offers views of the red rock country, the Verde Valley and the San Francisco Peaks.

Links:
Arizona State Parks - Official Arizona State Parks Website
Jerome State Historic Park - Official Agency Website

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