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Problem on date reference to state of Arizona[edit]

Jerome became a notorious "wild west" town, a hotbed of prostitution, gambling, and vice. On 5 February, 1903, the New York Sun proclaimed Jerome to be "the wickedest town in the State"

(Imagine that since arizona wasn't a state until 1912 someone screwed up) -- [[User:] 23:07, 27 October 2005

External links?[edit]

Editor User:Nyttend deleted a number of links as spam, but removed some that are genuinely useful:

non-commercial site

--a history article, at the regional museum (Sharlot Hall).

None of these strike me as spam. I propose restoring them. Pete Tillman 01:39, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Misunderstanding, I shouldn't have removed them, so I've restored them. My apologies. Nyttend 01:53, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
No problem; thanks for putting them back. I'll probably retitle the Sharlot Hall article, since it's actuallly about (ims) the old Douglas mansion, that became a State Park.
Sharlot Hall, incidentally, was Arizona's first State Historian, just after statehood. She was a person, not a building. Cheers, Pete Tillman 04:34, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Tourism and art[edit]

This latest edit, by, needs a rewrite to remove the promotional tone -- it reads like a Chmaber of Commerce puff-piece now. Cheers -- Pete Tillman (talk) 02:28, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Done, with general cleanup and some new info added. Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 06:38, 8 May 2008 (UTC), who had lunch in Jerome yesterday

United Verde?[edit]

I'm confused by the many variety of uses of the term "United Verde", and am wondering if someone can please clarify this either here or in the various articles that mention these. Varieties I've seen include:

  • United Verde
  • United Verde Mine
United Verde refers to the bigger of the two mines at Jerome; it also is shorthand for the company that owned the mine and for infrastructure associated with that particular mine; for example, the United Verde and Pacific Railway. Finetooth (talk) 19:29, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes, horribly confusing. Good catch. I forgot to fix the redirects after greatly expanding the Jerome article. I've now redirected them more sensibly, I hope. Finetooth (talk) 19:29, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
United Verde mine now redirects to Jerome, Arizona#History and United Verde Extension to Jerome, Arizona#Early 20th century. Finetooth (talk) 19:37, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
  • UVX (probably simply acronym of United Verde Extension)
Correct. UVX can be used as a shorthand for the mine or the company that owned the mine, or as an adjective describing infrastructure associated with that particular mine; for example the UVX smelter at Clemenceau. Finetooth (talk) 19:29, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
This short list seems to have been created by someone in hopes that the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) sites related to the UVX would eventually have articles of their own. I added a couple of words to the lead sentence in hopes of making it a bit more clear. Finetooth (talk) 19:29, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, djr13 (talk) 18:13, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

The further confusion, which I hope the Geology section makes clear, is that the two mines were not two parts of the same mine or the same ore body even though their names seem to imply that they were. They were two fabulously rich but separate deposits. Thank you for pointing out these confusions. I hope I have cleared them up, but if you see anything else amiss or have further suggestions, we can certainly make further adjustments. Finetooth (talk) 19:29, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
This looks pretty good, I think it solves the confusion I had. Thanks! djr13 (talk) 01:25, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Good article nomination[edit]

I am nominating this article for Good status on behalf of User:Finetooth, who did a fine expansion job. FT does not wish to guide the article through formal review processes. I had no part in conducting research for, or expanding, this article but I am happy to address concerns that may arise during the review process. Thanks. --Another Believer (Talk) 05:25, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.
This review is transcluded from Talk:Jerome, Arizona/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: TBrandley (talk · contribs) 04:57, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm always up for a geography lesson! I'm reviewing! TBrandley (what's up) 04:57, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

  • "Location in Yavapai County and the state of Arizona" link the county in the caption
Done. --Another Believer (Talk) 17:22, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Per WP:LEADLENGTH, the lead seems to have too many paragraphs, for an article of this size, I would only suggest three.
Reduced to three paragraphs. Finetooth (talk) 17:44, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, FT! --Another Believer (Talk) 17:48, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
  • "Education, government" should be changed to "Education and government"
Done. --Another Believer (Talk) 17:22, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Added a paragraph about snow, fog, and wind. Finetooth (talk) 18:32, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

There is more to come later, those are some opening comments. TBrandley (what's up) 18:04, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

With FT's assistance, I believe your initial concerns have been addressed. Please let us know if you have any others. Thanks! --Another Believer (Talk) 23:37, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

I have further comments:

  • Link "2010 census" per WP:UNDERLINK in the lead
  • Would suggest adding the "United States" portal

Those are the only, quick concerns I have right now, very good job writing this article indeed! TBrandley (what's up) 09:08, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. I made both changes just now. Would the Arizona portal be better than the United States portal? Finetooth (talk) 18:03, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Added Untied States portal to portal bar, which also links to the Arizona portal. --Another Believer (Talk) 19:06, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. I overlooked the portal bar. Finetooth (talk) 20:31, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
No problem! --Another Believer (Talk) 01:41, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Median income?[edit]

This line makes no sense: "Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $23,750 for females." If they're exactly the same it's not "versus" anything, and I can't find this on the linked census info page. Can anyone clarify? JamesG5 (talk) 19:05, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for catching this. The stats were added by robots after the 2000 census and again after the 2010 census, then later modified by humans who probably thought that the two sets of similar robot stats included too much detail. The male/female claim that you noticed makes no sense to me either; it may be a typo. I simplified and modified the claims, citing the Census Bureau's American FactFinder tables for Jerome in 2014. To get at these stats about Jerome, key "Jerome town, Arizona" into the FactFinder search engine. That will take you to a page with a lot of other clickable options related to Jerome. The "Income" choice in the menu on the left side has the median income stat, and the "Selected Economic Characteristics" has the poverty stat. There are many more stats for Jerome; I'm not sure which, if any, are important enough to include in a general encyclopedia article. Finetooth (talk) 22:00, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Appreciate the fix! JamesG5 (talk) 04:34, 11 March 2016 (UTC)