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Scenic Sedona lies midway between Phoenix and Flagstaff at the base of the  Mogollon Rim.  The town, at 4300 ft. atltitude, is surrounded by red sandstone rock formations and cliffs at the edge of the 7000 ft. Rim.  A beautiful stream flows south into Sedona through the narrow and colorful Oak Creek Canyon.  Settled initially in the 1870s, early residents found the climate well suited to production of apples.  Today, there are still some orchards in and around Sedona, but without question tourism is today's industry.  And Sedona's beauty and relatively mild climate have attracted large numbers of year-round residents. 

This collection is divided into two parts.  The first provides examples of scenery in the vicinity of Sedona and Oak Creek.  The second shows some scenes photographed in the mid to late fifties.  For those familiar with today's density of homesites and traffic around Sedona, the contrast looking back forty years may be interesting.

Click on any of the images below to see their collections.






The Fifties