Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum
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Through its collections, public programs, and preservation activities, the mission of CHSM is to foster a deep understanding and appreciation of Clarkdale's and the region's rich history as well as support economic development and contribute to a higher quality of life for its citizens.
Clarkdale, Arizona's first master-planned community, is nationally recognized for preserving and celebrating its rich history as a fundamental part of its identity, economic development and quality of life.
- Clarkdale is a unique example of a "company" mining town. It was planned, owned and developed by Wm Andrews Clark.
- Senator Clark bought the United Verde Copper mine in Jerome, AZ, in 1888 after failed mining efforts of others.
- By 1912 a new smelter for the mining operation was needed; construction began next door in Clarkdale.
- Join us today on a journey through the culture and history of Clarkdale, a uniquely preserved company mining town.