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Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:40

Clarkdale was certainly a company town, founded for a single purpose. Zack Garcia/Larson Newspapers While the majority of copper has gone to industrial use, particularly electrical wiring and  components, a good amount has also been used for art, including architectural embellishments and religious iconography, some of which is now on display at the Clarkdale Copper Art Museum.

It was where the copper that was pouring out of the mines up the mountain in Jerome came to be smelted.

It was that copper that was so important to the economy of Arizona that the metal, along with cattle and cotton, became one of Arizona’s so-called “Three C’s.”

Now that metal is being celebrated right here in downtown Clarkdale. After years of work, the old Clarkdale High School has been renovated and recently reopened as the Copper Art Museum.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Dec. 11, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.