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Flagstaff has a very interesting history, it did not become a town until the 1890s but in 1876 a group of pioneers going through the area raised a U.S. flag up a pine tree and "flagstaff" was born. It used to be a big logging area and supplied vital resources to mines throughout Northern Arizona. Route 66 came through here. Flagstaff is the county seat of Coconino Cpunty and has a population of over 60,000. Pictured here is the new Coconino County Courthouse. The old one is several blocks away but is more interesting architecturally.
There are several museums here; to me the two most interesting are on the way out of town on US Highway 180. They are the: Museum of Northern Arizona; and the Arizona Historical Society - Pioneer Museum.
There are several attractions near Flagstaff. These include: Sunset Crater Volcanic National Monument; Walnut Canyon National Monument; and Wupatki National Monument. A bit farther away is the Grand Cayon National Park. Inside the city is the vary interesting Riordan Mansion State Park (but you may want to check the status of the park due to budget issues).
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