Snowflake, Arizona (Images of America Series)
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Snowflake, Arizona (Images of America Series)

by Catherine H. Ellis
     
 


A temple with the traditional angel-tipped spire stands on a little juniper-covered hill in the northeastern Arizona town of Snowflake as a testament to the hard work and sacrifices of early Mormon pioneers. These ranching and farming families, sent from fruitful Utah to colonize a land only marginally suitable for farming, became experts in irrigation as they…  See more details below

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A temple with the traditional angel-tipped spire stands on a little juniper-covered hill in the northeastern Arizona town of Snowflake as a testament to the hard work and sacrifices of early Mormon pioneers. These ranching and farming families, sent from fruitful Utah to colonize a land only marginally suitable for farming, became experts in irrigation as they struggled to utilize the waters of Silver Creek and the Little Colorado River. Through sheer determination, they turned alluvium into verdant fields, and the surrounding well-drained Great Basin Desert Shrub became their pastures. But their religion and their families were always the main focus. Today the growing communities of Snowflake, Taylor, and Shumway attract new residents and visitors alike with the beauty of their natural setting, mild yet distinct seasons, and hometown charm. Many historic pioneer-era buildings have been restored to honor the area's unique past.

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From the Publisher

Title: Snowflake

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: Book News, Inc.

Date: February 2010

Snowflake? Arizona? The name's a play on the pioneer William J. Flake. Ellis has assembled a few hundred down-home photos of this Mormon settlement in northern Arizona between Show Low and Holbrook.

(Annotation ©2009 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738548388
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/12/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,249,082
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Author Catherine H. Ellis is a descendant of these early Mormon families and has spent nearly 30 years researching Navajo County history. With images drawn from the Taylor/Shumway and Snowflake Heritage Foundations, as well as from numerous shoeboxes in private homes, this retrospective chronicles the legacy of the pioneers who first answered the call to settle the area in 1876 and the towns that they--and their descendants--worked so hard to build.

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