Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Jerome, Arizona

Jerome was just a side trip on the way to Sedona, but honestly, I ended up liking it a lot more than Sedona. Sedona is gorgeous but as a community, Jerome is pretty unique. It was a mining boom town back in the day. Then the mines closed. Then it became a ghost town. Then the hippies started coming in. Now it's an isolated art community with a sustaining, niche tourist industry. All those cultures: mining, hippie, artist...rolled into one historic town nestled in the side of a mountain. It's pretty cool.

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