Jerome “America’s Most Vertical City” & “Largest Ghost Town in America”

friendly townAt 5,200 feet, Jerome has quite the history, and what appeared as a thriving tourist industry the Saturday afternoon our family drove up there on a windy Arizona road.  It was founded in 1876, incorporated in 1899, and has a history as a copper mining camp that grew from a settlement of tents to a roaring town. 

Hotel Connor 1898

Hotel Connor 1898

Looking out from town

Looking out from town

storefronts, we headed to the Toy Store where the owner shot us with smoke and a list of other bizarre things

storefronts, we headed to the Toy Store where the owner shot us with smoke and a list of other bizarre things

 Stories of fires and lingering ghosts pepper its history.  Colourful art blankets its streets now.

DSCN2387One of my favourite pieces of art from the whole town.  So colourful.DSCN2383Gorgeous table inlaid with turquoise and a touch of copper in the crevices.DSCN2382Butterfly bench but you’ll burn your butt in this heatDSCN2393Toveli is a bit worried

by Cory DeLong

by Cory DeLong

By Cory DeLong

By Cory DeLong….reminds me of our daughter Rauchelle’s art

These pictures are on tin

These pictures are on tin

Going inside these art stores with a 5 year old with a short fuse and the wiggles was a bit daunting when prices of art pieces go into the thousands of dollars, but he is fascinated by the shine, the colours, the textures (that’s the clincher, wanting to touch everything).

Ceramics by Duane Ewing

Ceramics by Duane Ewing, Laars thinks he’s doing magic on the pyramid

Lisa O, fudge got me again, but I shared it with my family and there was even some left for the next day to have with a Starbucks in Flagstaff!

Creamsicle, Jalapeño Pepper, Tiger-something-or-other (Vanilla & Peanut Butter)

Creamsicle, Jalapeño Pepper, Tiger-something-or-other (Vanilla & Peanut Butter)

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