Image of a sign above a weathered building in Jerome, Arizona advertising more than just the best pizza in town. Once a thriving mining town, Jerome was established on the side of Cleopatra Hill in 1883 and was incorporated as a town in 1899. Jerome became a notorious "wild west" town, a hotbed of prostitution, gambling, and vice. In February 1903, the New York Sun proclaimed Jerome to be "the wickedest town in the West.� Proclaimed a ghost town in the late 1950s, Jerome is today a tourist destination, with many abandoned and refurbished buildings from its boom town days.
October 21st, 2015
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