Historic Tales of Flagstaff

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Flagstaff, Arizona, was originally settled in the 1870s as a railroad and lumber town on the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, amid the ponderosa pines. Now most noted for its proximity to the Grand Canyon, the city offers a tantalizing combination of history and progress. Theodore Roosevelt, the Apollo astronauts, Walt Disney filmmakers, Navajo code talkers and Pluto-discoverer Clyde Tombaugh all feature in the area’s fascinating past. Join authors Kevin Schindler and Michael Kitt as they relate the trials and triumphs that have given this town its charm, from the tumultuous days of the Wild West to the fast-paced twentieth century.
ISBN: 9781467142410
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 61
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kevin Schindler is Lowell Observatory’s historian and for years helped lead the Flagstaff Corral of Westerners International and the Flagstaff Festival of Science. He contributes an astronomy column for the Arizona Daily Sun. Michael Kitt is the author of The Moon: An Observing Guide for Backyard Telescopes. He contributes to the Lowell Observer and the Museum of Northern Arizona’s publication, Plateau. Now retired, he serves on a variety of nonprofit boards.
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