The small town of Jerome nestles in the Verde Valley near Cleopatra's Peak in Arizona's Black Hills. Once home the Sinagua, Hohokam, Anasazi and Apache peoples, this territory boomed with mining in the 1880s. Rich deposits of gold, silver, zinc and lead fueled operations until the 1950s. Today, Jerome is a thriving artists' community of galleries, restaurants and museums that explore what was once known as "The Wickedest Town in Arizona." Nearby attractions include the Tuzigoot Indian ruins, Montezuma's Castle, national and state parks, mine tours and gold panning. Pendleton's nine element diamond pattern is colored to reflect the colors of the Arizona landscape.