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

Early Uptown

Historic Sedona

 
 
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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  In early times. Uptown Sedona was a patchwork of orchards, homestead and pastures. In the late 1930s, the Jordan’s built a stone building along the highway from which to sell their fruit to the increasing traveler traffic coming down the newly completed road through Oak Creek Canyon. At about the same time Charley Thompson moved the post office into the main part of town and ran a small store, also. A Thanksgiving Day trip to town for wine resulted in Lee Bird buying the store and building the Oak Creek Store, Tavern and Restaurant.

As late as 1945 the entire town consisted of a service station, and the store and tavern. Faye Crenshaw opened the town’s first real estate office across from the Tavern in 1950. Nearby, Carl Richard’s blacksmith shop and garage was also the first fire station.

Development brought pressure to the Forest Service to trade additional parcels within the town. Sedona’s fire timeshare opened in January 1984 – a new real estate concept at the time.
 
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 52.031′ 

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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
N, 111° 45.752′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from N Hwy 89A. Located along the wall within an outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon. Next to George Kelly Jewelry (E23). 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. John Wayne & His Sedona Connection (here, next to this marker); Orchards (a few steps from this marker); Early Tourism (a few steps from this marker); First Assembly of God (a few steps from this marker); Sedona Historical Society (a few steps from this marker); The Artist of Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Sedona Schnebly (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Horse Park/Chapel of the Holy Cross (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
3. Historic Sedona Marker
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April 26, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 7, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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