Jerome (Images of America) (Paperback)

Jerome (Images of America) By Midge Steuber, Jerome Historical Society Archives Cover Image
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The rugged mining community of Jerome has thrived by the hard work and hard play of tough men and women pitted against an equally hard mountain. William Murray solicited funding for the Black Hills mining camp from his uncle, a New York lawyer and financier named Eugene Murray Jerome, who reportedly was not interested. However, his independent wife was delighted at the prospect and raised $200,000 in development capital for Murray. In 1882, Frederick F. Thomas, Jerome's first postmaster, named the mining camp Jerome in honor of the family. Jerome boomed, ultimately reaching a reported population peak of 15,000 in the 1920s, then dwindling to a ghost town after the mines closed. In 1967, the town was designated a National Historic Landmark, and today it is a flourishing artist community, as well as a motorcycle and travel destination.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738558820
ISBN-10: 0738558826
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 20th, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America