This is Arizona native Lisa Schnebly Heidinger's tenth book.  She dreamed of telling her great-grandmother's story since childhood and has been working toward it for more than 30 years.

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 Journal of Sedona Schnebly"

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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.

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