As early as 1895, Lou Thomas turned Bear Howard’s cabin into a two-story hunting fishing lodge. It was there that Zane Grey was inspired to write his book Call of the Canyon, which was later the 1st movie made in Sedona. In 1925, the property was sold to Carl Mayhew’s Lodge. It became a favorite destination for prominent movie stars, politicians, and writers. Guests included Lord Halifax, President Herbert Hoover, Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Cesar Romero, Jimmy Stewart, Walt Disney, and Maureen O’Hara. The U.S. Forest Service acquired the property and made plans to renovate the structure, but tragically the lodge burned to the ground in 1980.
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.
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Environment • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Uptown (a few steps from this marker); John Wayne & His Sedona Connection (a few steps from this marker); Sedona Historical Society (a few steps from this marker); Orchards (a few steps from this marker); First Assembly of God (a few steps from this marker); The Artist of Sedona (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Horse Park/Chapel of the Holy Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Sedona Heritage Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.