DescriptionImperial Size Photograph of U. V. C. Co. Smelter in Jerome, Arizona, ca. 1890s. A mining camp named Jerome was established atop "Cleopatra Hill" in 1883. It was named for Eugene Murray Jerome, a New York investor who owned the mineral rights and financed mining there. Eugene Jerome never visited his namesake town. Jerome was incorporated as a town on 8 March 1889. The town housed the workers in the nearby United Verde Mine, which was said to produce over 1 billion dollars in ore over the next 70 years. Jerome was reincorporated as a city in 1899 and a building code specifying brick or masonry construction instituted to end the frequent fires that had repeatedly burned up sections of the previously.
Imperial size photograph of the U. V. C. Co. (United Verde Copper Co.) Smelter, in Jerome, Arizona taken by unidentified photographer depicts the mining operation as it was in busy times. Measures approximately 9" x 7".
Condition: Very fine, image has great contrast, mount has some light wear on edges.
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