on the side of Cleopatra Mountain, Jerome was founded in 1883. It was
named after Eugene Murray Jerome who owned the mineral rights and
financed the early mining operations here. Being the typical mining
town it experienced much of the folk lore portrayed in the western
movies of modern day.
the influx of prostitution, gambling and vice that accompanied the
prosperous times, in 1903 the New York Sun proclaimed Jerome to be the
wickedest town in the west. In his...Read Full Story
Mingus Mountain is a mountain located in the U.S. state of Arizona in the Black Hills mountain range. It is located within the Prescott National Forest near Arizona State Route 89A approximately midway between Cottonwood and Prescott. The summit can be reached via Forest Service roads that branch off from Highway 89A. From the mountain, there are views of the Verde Valley and the towns of Cottonwood, Jerome, and Clarkdale. The Woodchute Wilderness, north of the summit of 89A, also offers...Read Full Story
Mingus Mountain on Highway 89 A between Prescott and Jerome. 7000 + elevation. Campgrounds, picnic area, Mingus Lake, hang glider launch area.