Introducing "Jerome's Legacy," a handcrafted soap inspired by the historic charm of Jerome, AZ—once hailed as the Wickedest Town in the West.
Founded in 1876, Jerome flourished as Arizona's fourth-largest city, reaching a peak population of 15,000 in the 1920s. The Great Depression and shifts in mining ownership, notably to Phelps Dodge, impacted the town's fortunes.
During World War II, Jerome's copper production surged, only to decline post-war. Struggling with a solely copper-dependent economy, Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953, leaving behind a population of 50 to 100 residents who transformed Jerome into a celebrated ghost town. In 1967, the town earned National Historic District status.
Today, Jerome thrives as a vibrant tourist and artistic community, boasting a population of around 450. Once the site of the largest copper mine in Arizona, producing a remarkable 3 million pounds monthly, the town now echoes with the creative pursuits of artists and musicians.
Jerome's lively past, filled with miners, bootleggers, and gamblers, has evolved into a captivating present, drawing visitors to explore its historic streets and support local artisans.
Embrace the essence of Jerome with our soap, capturing the spirit of this transformed mining camp, now celebrated as the largest ghost town in America.
This soap is scented with the same amazing scent as our Flagstaff, AZ soap. It will remind you of winter in the desert - a captivating scent profile that captures the essence of this unique ghost town.
Heliotrope adds a touch of mystery, while spring water evokes the crystal-clear creeks that wind through Arizona's picturesque Sonoran Desert. Juniper berry infuses a hint of the wild, complemented by the earthy notes of vetiver and the warmth of sandalwood.
You can also have this soap added to any of ourgift kits. Email or message me for details!