September 4, 2012
After William A. Clark’s death, company funds helped build the Clark Memorial Clubhouse, which opened in 1927. It is still used for a variety of town activities.
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Despite claims by Maryvale in Phoenix and McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale that they were Arizona's first master-planned communities, that distinction was claimed generations earlier by the Clarkdale Townsite, designed as a company town for William A. Clark's United Verde Copper Company smelting operation.