Alien?!? Robot?!?

Is it an alien? A robot? A silo? A barbecue?

20160829-mma_5676_melinda_anderson-editNope- it’s an old furnace used for smelting copper in the late 1800″s by the United Verde Copper Company Mines in Jerome. The coke used for fuel was brought around the horn from WALES- and shipped by train to Ash Fork. From there, it was brought over the mountains by mule drawn wagons to Jerome. I’ve walked by this many times on our visits to Jerome and never stopped to look at it before.

alien_diptych

I am always amazed by displays like this- and grateful to local historians who think it’s important to save these artifacts from the past.

4 responses

  1. Susan

    Great photos. I don’t remember this when we were in Jerome.

    September 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

  2. I thought Debbie might have started creating humongous robots!

    September 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

  3. Lynne Ridlon

    I couldn’t agree with you more! I’m always fascinated by local folklore and historical artifacts. Thanks for sharing!

    September 12, 2016 at 10:18 am

  4. Claudia Lowery

    How cool , thanks for stopping this time and giving us the information !

    September 12, 2016 at 2:42 pm

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