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Our newest city!
Dewey-Humboldt is located in
Yavapai County, Arizona
Dewey-Humboldt is actually the name of two towns: Dewey and
that are often associated with each other.
We wonder if maybe someday they'll name it Humdew, or maybe
Humboldt was settled in the early 1860's. Up until 1905, the
town was named Val Verde after the company that owned the
smelting operations in town. The town was renamed Humboldt and
by 1907 the population reached 1,000. With two daily trains,
business in the town boomed and the city decided to showcase
their development hosting a Labor Day celebration that year. The
panic of 1907 caused the Iron King Mine nearby to close
World War I, the smelter and mine closed as the population
of Humboldt quickly dwindled to 300 by 1930. Humboldt had a
second but smaller boom in 1934 when the mine reopened producing
$100 million in lead and zinc until its closure in 1968. The old
railroad track was removed in 1971.
Today in Humboldt, one smokestack remains overlooking the old
historic buildings on Main Street. Hundreds of people still call
Humboldt home. For years Dewey was home to Young's Farms. Sadly, the Young Family
decided to retire and the area lost a great attraction.