Quotation by Administration in the State of Ariz

As Jerome expanded, its chances for the title, "the toughest little town in the West," increased and when it was incorporated in 1899 the citizens were able to support the claim by pointing to the number of thick stone shutters on the fronts of all saloons, gambling halls, and other places of business for protection against gunfire.
Administration in the State of Ariz, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Arizona: A State Guide (The WPA Guide to Arizona), p. 334, Hastings House (1940).
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