Heart of Sedona
The original ‘heart’ of Sedona was the location of our first hotel, first post office, first school, first store, first church services, first patented homestead, and first institutional employer – the US Forest Service.
Near the town’s crossroads our first commercial district, or ‘heart’ developed. The Hart Store had the first commercial electricity and the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp boys sat in front of the store on Saturday nights and counted cars. The Sedona School’s first teacher was the US Forest Ranger’s wife and when the school burned down classes were held at the Ranger Station.
After the road was re-routed in 1939, the historic ‘heart’ of Sedona became a sleepy back street neighborhood. Several historic resources continue to exist in this area, including Sedona’s oldest surviving structure – the Sedona Ranger Station residence, plus Hart store, a 1930s era post office building, two buildings built by the CCCs, and the still active Owenby irrigation ditch.
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers
Location. 34° 52.057′ N, 111° 45.738′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from N Hwy 89A. Located along the wall within a outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon. Next to My Jeweler shop (B-6). Touch for map. 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. Cowboys (here, next to this marker); The First School (a few steps from this marker); Movie Productions (a few steps from this marker); Elvis Plays Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Sedona Schnebly (a few steps from this marker); Jessie "Bear" Howard (a few steps from this marker); Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); First Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
Also see . . . City of Sedona to refurbish historic ranger station, barn. Red Rock News website entry (Submitted on May 5, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.)
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