Friday, April 29, 2016

Snowflake AZ

Snowflake, Arizona

We set out from Holbrook, AZ to visit The Petrified Forest National Park and driver Bob decided to follow the brown signs. Wrong by 40 miles, we ended up in the charming little town of Snowflake before finally digging into our navigation software. Snowflake was intriguing with many very attractive old buildings and homes.  Turns out, the town was founded in the late 1800's by Erastus Snow and William Flake. Snow-Flake. Funny name for an Arizona desert town. Erastus, (love that name, wonder if his middle name was Jedediah...), was one of two Mormon scouts who first laid eyes on the Salt Lake Valley, reporting back to Brigham Young that they had found the place. After settling in Utah in the mid 1800's, groups expanded about forming other Mormon settlements. Snowflake was one of them. Here are a few pics of some of the very fine architecture.

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