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Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Whitten Printers

 
 
Whitten Printers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
1. Whitten Printers Marker
Inscription. Carl E.C. Whitten, graduate of Jerome High School and son of immigrant parents, worked for the Prescott Evening Courier before moving back to Jerome in 1927. Carl purchased the Verde Copper News which began in Jerome in 1917. He purchased the newspaper from A.J. "Papa" Doud. Carl married Marie Springer in 1933. She was head of nursing at the Phelps Dodge Hospital, and Carl was the youngest owner-publisher of a newspaper in Arizona.

Due to the decline in mining operations, Jerome residents began leaving town, and the final issue of the Verde Copper News was in 1935. Carl then began the Verde Valley Shopping News until 1945 when the family moved to Phoenix. The printing shop was in the basement of what was originally the Fashion Saloon (now the mine museum and gift shop) because it was structurally sound enough to hold the newspaper presses.
 
Erected by The Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project.
 
Location. 34° 45.064′ N, 112° 6.966′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the left when traveling south on Jerome Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the north side of the Mine Museum building. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Whitten Printers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
2. Whitten Printers Marker
Marker is at far right in photo.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Paul and Jerry's Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Connor (a few steps from this marker); The Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartlett Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerome, Arizona (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerome Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerome Blast Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Jerome.
 
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Whitten Printers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
3. Whitten Printers
Marker is hidden behing Mine Museum wheel.
Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon - Site of Whitten Printers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon - Site of Whitten Printers
See Nearby Marker for additional information
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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