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Contributed by Sedona Historical Society
The "History of Sedona" is a collection of historic images presented as a series of sub-collections divided by historical theme or context. Lacking a newspaper before the 1960s and a city government before 1988, these photographs come from private collections of area pioneer families who have generously shared this wealth with the Sedona Historical Society. The images reflect the rich and unique history of Oak Creek Canyon and the greater Sedona area beginning in the 1870s with the arrival of the first permanent Euroamerican settler.
This sub-collection of the "History of Sedona" chronicles the first eight families who arrived along Oak Creek between 1876 and 1900 and whose descendants continued to live and contribute in the area through at least a second generation.
This sub-collection of the "History of Sedona" illustrates the Sedona area's agricultural heritage from the subsistence farmers and homesteaders who established elaborate irrigation systems to divert Oak Creek's water through the rise and fall of a commercial orchard industry.