Snowflake Monument

Snowflake Monument

We enjoyed the scenery from Prescott to Snowflake. At the Snowflake Monument we learned that William J. Flake, his two wives, and five other families arrived in this area on July 21, 1878. In September Flake met with Erastus Snow, the Mormon leader assigned to direct colonization efforts in Arizona. Together they decided on the name Snow-Flake for this new community. Soon schools were organized, irrigation systems built, and brick homes erected. We spent the night in the Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast. This was originally the home of Omer D. Flake. We stayed in the Ethel Ray Flake room which was a room above the garage in an earlier time. Behind this house was the James M. Flake pioneer home. Our host had recommended we stop at the Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant in Hebron for dinner. Our breakfast at the B & B gave us a good start to another day of exploration.

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