. . . about the Gypsy Wagon


The Gypsy Wagon with Gypsy

The Gypsy wagon was built in England in 1930 by Henry Brazil for his son's Wedding present. Henry junior and his wife moved to England in their gypsy caravan to find work. It was restored in Sussex by a gypsy called Kailib Chapman.


The Gypsy Wagon with Gypsy

Mike & Nancy, the owners of the Hillside House Bed & Breakfast and the gypsy caravan will be happy to share more of this very interesting story when you arrive.


The Gypsy Wagon with Gypsy

A brief History of the Hillside House in Jerome Arizona



Paul Smyly Family

Paul Smyly and Family in front of the Hillside House

Paul Smyly, a Jerome merchant and saloon keeper became enamoured with Emma Rucker who was a captain in the Salvation Army. Emma would not, could not, accept the attentions of a gentleman who sold liquor. In order to win her hand, Paul sold his Saloon and purchased a soft drink bottling company. This works had begun operation in 1894 and was owned by William Smith & Paul Smyly.

Paul and Emma were married on August 16, 1898. They built the Hillside House in 1904.

Paul Smyly Family