​"The Journal of Sedona Schnebly"

​                                                                               Lisa Schnebly Heidinger @ arizonawriter.com

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Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly followed her husband west when their small Missouri town condemned his Methodist religion. Arriving in Arizona Territory in 1901, they planted orchards and hosted early tourists in what is now named Sedona.  Read about a fiercely private woman’s life that is by turns amusing and heartbreaking, and always fascinating.


The book contains thirty images from Schnebly family private collections.  Click "photographs" above to see each of them, with accompanying text from the manuscript.  Here, the Schnebly family sits for a portrait in 1905 upon returning to their home town of Gorin, MO after the death of their daughter Pearl. Left to right: T.C. (Carl) Schnebly, daughter Genevieve, son Ellsworth (Tad) and Sedona.

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger on the land her great-grandparents T. C. and Sedona Schnebly owned, now Los Abrigados.  Their two-story home was the first place large enough to house tourists in Oak Creek..

Next speech: Monday, Oct. 9 at Riordan House in Flagstaff, 12:30 on the verandah.​