Sunday morning we drove up to "America's Most Vertical City" and "Largest Ghost Town in America".
Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town of Jerome, Arizona. It was once known as the wickedest town in the west.
Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community. Four disastrous fires destroyed large sections of the town during its early history, resulting in the incorporation of the City of Jerome in 1899.
But well worth the climb to have lunch here
with this view.
This view was pretty nice too.
right next to this fixed-up home.
It includes a modicum of artists, craft people, musicians, writers, hermits, bed and breakfast owners, museum caretakers, gift shop proprietors and fallen-down-building landlords. I could just imagine a few of my artistic friends opening a shop here.
Not mentioning any names.
we’re tearing up the kitchen.