Jerome, oh why you treat me so cold? (Arizona IV)

Another example how to deal with days past can be admired in Jerome, an old miner’s town. Today’s population is a mere 5% of what it used to be 100 years ago when copper was plenty. So, where did all the people go, and what happened to the houses?

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The ones that appear not to be abandoned cultivate lucrative traditions

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or celebrate an unprofitable business by placing it at a location that makes it particularly difficult. How would you arrange the book shelves?

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For the curious tourist, accommodations are plenty,

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and transportation is traditional.

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Then there are the true and timeless inhabitants, always slightly annoyed.

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