What Do Mae West, John Wayne, and Elvis Presley Have In Common?
By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Biggest Little City in Arizona ~ ~ Cottonwood ~ ~ What Do Mae West, John Wayne, Burt Lancaster, Elvis Presley, and Al Capone Have In Common? A Little Western HistoryIt was the 1800s, and the land rush was on in Northern Arizona. Farmers & ranchers were looking for land to start a new life. The Verde Valley looked promising, so many settled in the area. Other people were looking to establish businesses and homes in the area to support these settlers. They decided to establish the town we know as Cottonwood today. Cottonwood got its name from the (Cottonwood) trees that line the Verde River behind the old jail. By the way, Al Capone carved his name in the jail cell of the Cottonwood Jail. (Below) The Cottonwood Jail. The first "tenant" of the jail was Bootlegger Joe Hall!The Ol...