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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sedona in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Roads

Historic Sedona

 
 
Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  The Army's presence in Camp Verde contributed to settlement and roads in the Verde Valley area. A road came from Jerome to a stagecoach stop several miles south of town. West of the stop, a road crossed the creek and came into our area, not yet a town. The Mund's carved a trail to the east so they could drive their cattle to summer grazing land, and later, local families worked to turn this into a passable Schnebly Hill Road. Dynamite for roads and irrigations ditches was common item in many pioneer’s sheds.

J.J. Thompson's trail came down the canyon from Indian Gardens. A connection out the north end of Oak Creek Canyon wasn't completed until 1914 when the county stepped in. The new roads crossed Oak Creek 16 times and had tunnels.

Trails and dirt roads were the norm until 1938 when the state decided to pave the roads into Sedona. At this time they built Midgely Bridge. New and improved roads meant easier markets in Flagstaff and Phoenix. It was the 1950s before the cattle guard in Uptown was removed.
 
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location.

Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
34° 52.068′ N, 111° 45.723′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from Hwy 89A. Touch for map. Located along the wall within a outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon. Next to a empty shop (C11). 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. First Settlers (here, next to this marker); Jessie "Bear" Howard (a few steps from this marker); Sedona Fire & Police Departments (a few steps from this marker); Cowboys (within shouting distance of this marker); Heart of Sedona (within shouting distance of this marker); Grasshopper Flat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sinagua (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Plays Sedona (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Bell Rock & Road image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
3. Bell Rock & Road
Tunnel & Edith image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
4. Tunnel & Edith
O.C. Canyon Road image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
5. O.C. Canyon Road
 

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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 47 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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