Jerome is a town located in Yavapai County on Cleopatra Hill overlooking the Verde Valley. The town is 100 miles north of Phoenix and 5,000 feet above sea level. In 1920’s Jerome was the home to more than 10,000 residents who were supported by rich copper mines. Arizona Pool Hall was a product of the wealth that grew from the active mining.
This token is a popular relic from Jerome’s early history as a booming mining town. In 1925 the town of Jerome skidded down hill as a dynamite blast from the Black pit cause the entire town to move. The concrete Jail skidded 300 feet and tumbled on its side across the highway from the blast.
Today the town is a must see tourist attraction and is survived with a population of around 400.