Jay Kinsella, of the Jerome Historical Society, will speak on “Jerome’s History Then and Now”. The copper deposits around Jerome were among the richest ever found in any time or place. Production boomed then fell during the Great Depression and the population dwindled to fewer than 100 by the mid-1950s. Efforts to save the town succeeded when residents turned to tourism and retail sales. Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1967.
From fun to danger to history – enjoy while Ruthie Jordan Van Epps reminisces about growing up on the Jordan farmstead. Did she and her siblings have to work a lot? How did her mother manage 3 little kids and her duties in the fields? Why was Ruthie banned from the strawberry field! What was the favorite thing the kids had to do? Come, join us to hear Ruth’s stories.