"Spiritual Mecca, Artistic Enclave & Outdoor Wonder" Sedona by deecat
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Did you ever wonder where the name Sedona originated? This beautiful area was named after T.C. Schnebly's wife in 1902. Why? Well, Schnebly had purchased an 80-acre site & built a beautiful home, but he, and other residents, were upset about the infrequent mail service. Thus, he filed an application for the establishment of a post office. They tried various names such as Red Rock Crossing & Oak Creek Station; however, the government denied them because the names were too long!
T.C Schnebly's brother suggested to him to use his wife Sedona's name. He did, & the rest is history.
This first post office for Sedona, Arizona, was, appropriately, located in the back of the Schnebly's home.
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People seem to visit Sedona, Arizona, for many reasons--We, for instance, visited to see for ourselves the famed "red-rocked monoliths" that we had heard so much about. Others go the Sedona to hike in this fabulous outdoor paradise. My friend Kate always goes to visit the healers, spiritual guides, and intuitives. Whatever the reason for going, I think you'll be satisfied with most of it.
I must say, I was not enamored with the multitude of tourist-oriented shops with less than inspirational "wares". But, that was a small annoyance compared to all of Sedona's natural endowments:
Mogollon Rim, Ponderosa Pine trees, Coconino National Forest, and Oak Creek Canyon.
I learned that the road through Oak Creek Canyon was the first Officially Designated Scenic Highways and the most scenic way to the Grand Canyon!
One misconception people have about Sedona is that at all times the rocks look red. It all depends on the season, the weather, and the lighting. The photo almost looks fake, but it's real, and it appears yellow.
- Pros:Increible Natural Beauty
- Cons:Tourist shops
- In a nutshell:A picturesque town nestled within awesome scenery
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