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Sedona in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grasshopper Flat

Historic Sedona

 
 
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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  It is said that the area now known as West Sedona was originally known as Copple Flat, named for B.F. Copple who was an early settler in Oak Creek Canyon. He arrived in 1875 but did not stay long. After he left the area, the flat became known for the grasshoppers that thrived there and were caught for bait by fisherman on their way to Oak Creek.

Henry Elmer Cook arrived in Grasshopper Flat in 1922 and staked a claim to a 160 acre homestead. In 1929 his son Jay homesteaded another 160 acres. The Cooks were builders and masons and built many of Sedona's native rock buildings. In the 1940s, the Cooks started to sell their land to retirees and others who were discovering Sedona. Businesses for the new residents and visitors appeared. Jay Cook built a small motel and grocery. The Gibsons built a rock home and gas station that later became the 'famous' Rainbow's End.

In the 1940s, Fanny Gulick amassed considerable acreage on Grasshopper Flat. She had made her money with a gold strike in Nevada and a rooming house for miners, said by some to have actually been a bordello. Fanny recognized that a lack of water on her land devalued it, so

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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
in 1947 she hired Carl Williams who sank a deep well and came up with water. Available water opened Grasshopper Flat for development.
 
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 52.079′ N, 111° 45.738′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from Hwy 89A. Touch for map. Located along the walls within the outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon Pointe. Next to the Pretty Woman Shop (B4). Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Hwy 89A, Sedona AZ 86336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sinagua (here, next to this marker); First Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Sedona Fire & Police Departments (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowboys (within shouting distance of this marker); Jessie "Bear" Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); Heart of Sedona (within shouting distance of this marker); The First School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Carl Williams & Well Truck image. Click for full size.
3. Carl Williams & Well Truck
Henry Elmer Cook image. Click for full size.
4. Henry Elmer Cook
Urban Sprawl image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
5. Urban Sprawl
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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