Fort Valley Then and Now: A Look at an Arizona Settlement
Author: Susan Deaver Olberding
Details: 90 pages
Description: A stunning environment encompasses Fort Valley, a natural meadow set snugly into the base of the lofty San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. The valley is blessed with dependable water sources, the two Leroux Springs—unusual for arid Arizona. Visitors and residents might easily conclude that the region should have been settled early and quickly by homesteaders, and sure enough, cabins, hand-dug wells, old fences, and rotting lumber are still visible amongst the modern dwellings. Who built those cabins and what are their stories? Why do these remnants remain today, even as Arizona experiences a population boom? How did Fort Valley get its name?
Fort Valley then and Now answers all these questions and more, explaining why, with all these attributes, Fort Valley was never heavily inhabited. It still retains the rustic ambiance that makes it a unique and wonderful place.
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