Monday, May 07, 2007

Jerome, Arizona

My husband's mother was born in Jerome in the early 1900s so he wanted to come here. He was last here in the '60s or '70s and said it has changed a lot.

This place is chock full of history. It was a copper mining town and copper is the reason why the Arizona state flag has a copper star in the middle of it. I'd say it's definitely worth a stop. It's all touristy now but if you enjoy shopping, especially jewelry and art, there are a ton of cute shops. As depicted by the photo, the town sits literally on the side of the mountain. The streets are narrow and I've no idea where the residents put their vehicles. It must be top secret. We weren't even there during the high tourist season and parking spots were tough to find.