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Roy Rivenburg

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The Ex-Wickedest Town in the West Travel & Leisure

The Ex-Wickedest Town in the West

Forget about gravity and other facts in Jerome, Arizona. The town's creaky houses and crooked sidewalks hover inexplicably over perilous slopes. And its residents tell tall tales about mysterious fires, wayward women and a Rough Rider president. Once billed as the wickedest city in America, today Jerome is an artists' colony, ghost town and architectural curiosity.