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.
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Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
Location. 34° 52.026′ N, 111° 45.753′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from N Hwy 89A. Touch for map. Located along the wall within an outdoor mall called
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.
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