One might claim that Sedona began 350 million years ago. That's how long it has taken for Nature to form our red rocks by earth thrusts, sea changes and erosion forces. Or maybe 1000 years ago, when primitive hunter-gatherers evolved into the Native Americans we know as Sinagua, who farmed and traded with faraway tribes.
The first Anglo settler, John J. Thompson, moved to Oak Creek Canyon in 1876, an area well known for its peach and apple orchards. The early settlers were farmers and ranchers. In 1902, when the Sedona post office was established, there were 55 residents. Sedona is named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness.
Many of Hollywood's classic westerns were filmed in or near Sedona. #sedonasunday #redrocks #landscapeart #naturalart #arizonaheat #erosion #memorialdayweekend