Jerome is a little town in Arizona, about two hours from Phoenix that is based above what was the largest copper mine in the United States. The mine produced 3 million pounds of copper per month, and in its heyday the town was home to over 10,000. The current population is said to be 444 – leading Jerome to be called the largest ghost town in the USA.
On the way up we visited Montezuma’s Castle, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Built by the Sinagua people over 800 years ago, it is a 20 room ‘apartment’ carved out of the limestone cliffs in Northern Arizona.