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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1912 Number 28 - ffl
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Town Which Has More Advantages
Better Prospects Than any Other in
Northern Arizone
Nature is a wonder worker. In
fact the wonderful works of nature
are the expression of a master
mind, the manifestation of mar-
velous power and master thought,
are indisputable evidence of the
designer. All nature bristles with vacation.
the life and beauty of the creator, As a summer resort we are
and with this thought in mind, the'ahead of any other section. Aside
designer's expression of beauty fr0m the cljmatic conditions the
and clever sense of harmony and natural attractions are a laree
flove o the picturesque, the locality
in which we live was no doubt one
of the ideals of realism in these
lines. Flagstaff is located in
such a manner . that all our sur
roundings speak in the most en
chanting and impressive manner
of the creator's desire for beauty
in all its variations.
In the first place the town is
situated in one of the most pic-
tnrpcnnn rlfirc in tn wrirlfl
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North of us thecreat San Fran-
cisco Peaks lift their majestic
heads heavenword, and,with pride
akin to divine honor, overlook the
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j surrounding'country with a satis situate in Walnut Canyon and are
! tion all their own To the south j known far and near.
J and west the., hills are covered' Montezuma Castle and Well are
', with stately pinps, the king of the' known to tourists and people who
forests. To the east are fine j reside in ' this section. This
fertile valleys and rolling hills, i famous castle and well are situated
Certainly the artist has had noa few miles to the south of Flag-
dream which could eve'n approach ; staff, where visitors will find
this section. j beautiful scenery surrounding the
Flagstaff is. beautifully sur historic and antique Montezuma within reach of the city and a good
rounded. It is the centre of a ; centre of activities. road leads to it.
: wonderful section. j Oak Creek Canyon : Rogers' Lake
Visitors coming to Northern Oak Creek Canvon js the fisher-; Ten miles t0 the west of FlaK
, Arizona are sure to enjoy Flagyl man's paradise. This famous staff is a beautiful body of moun-
1 staff. 1 section is a secluded recess in the tain water known as Rogers Lake.
' In the first .place let us call the! mountain wilderness where the It has been known long to trav
attention of all to our greatest; mountain stream dashes down the elers ami tourists as an enticing
natural wonder, Jthe Grand Canyon j rugged canyon on its hurried flight , recess and pleasant camping place,
of Arizona. This great canyon is j to sea, playing in the eddies and Manv PePle B" there to spend
only a few hours ride from Flag-1 sporting in sunlight. The walls ! tlie summer. A good road from
staff. The Grand Canyon is per- 0f the canyon are rocky and rough FIaestaff makes, it accessible to
haps better known all over the and the. hills adjacent make the. a' As our visitors become more
world than any. other one place on
.earth. Yet the more one visits
; that place thetmore facinating and
.attractive it becomes. Its great-
ness grows on one. This is one
J attraction, yet we have many
Flagstaff is so situated that its
I summer climate is unexcelled any
1 where. The;.,cool nights and de
. lightful days make it a most de
sirable place, to live, while the
people in . othjjr sections of the
' country are sweltering in the heat,
it is cool and nice up here in the
t-t Each, vear.increased numbers
' those who come this way.
are coming to Flagstaff to spend i The Aztec Ruins
the heated term, until now we are! The Aztec. Indian ruins Jie to
called upon to accommodate hun-.the east of Flagstaff, and from
dreds of visitors. It is a pleasure ' Chavez Pass to Cedar Ranch
to know that there is such a really Wash there are thousands of at-
enjoyable place where the people
spend a delightful sommer
We have spoken briefly of
the Grand
Canyon, and next in
importance are the Cliff Dwell-
ings, which arc within 10 miles of
the city. Here ancient tribesmen
made their homes and builded
houses after their own crude ideas.
Without going into the history of
the people or their customs, these
antique dwelling places carry with
them in their silence a tale of
worth and merit. The evidence
of days of a primitive stage with
the crude customs and peculiar
methods make this place worth
one's while. These dwellings are
Ranger Station, Wnlnut Canyon -Cliff Dwellings
' scenerv verv comolete Thel'am,'iar Wltn its beauty and the
' stream abounds with trout and
other kinds of fish and it is here
the angler spends many happy
hours in his efforts to hook the
speckled beauty. One must visit
this section in order to appreciate
its grandeur.
Sunset Mountain
Near Flagstaff there are a num
ber of extinct volcanic craters,
each one a study within itself.
Among these craters we find the
beautiful "Sunset Mountain," and
while on the peaks many others,
some greater in size, and equally
as attractive, may be seen. The
Painted Desert is also a beautiful , ,;: ;m; '.&; I "'gjyfB'yqKirg '
place. The Lava beds are always &..jBft '.. , ! ?$L' M&3StxSJhZ' '-f rrWMMm M
attractive and worth while. The feg.':,- UWKIWKMHy ' '" PtHI
Cinder Beds are, of course, very P:fe:MWPrv WkJ0 rWB '' 9
interesting. These attractions --4k":'C ' '' , ': '" . '' "'." J ,". '' '"'Wm ''$ti
can all be reached within from 16 ffluMm&m ? -, - ' A i . . . Mm . X'
to 30 miles, over comparatively
Rood roads.
The Cave Dwellings
The Cave Dwellers ruins on the
road to Sunset mountains are
historic, antique and interesting.
These are points of interest to
tractions in tins line that carry
with them not only interest, but
history, tragedy, pathos and a
kit of intelligent legendary cus-
toms ,that. are worthv of s,udv and
examination. Perhaps the most
interesting of all these ruins are
situate just above the Charles
Heiser ranch, some five miles.
Interesting ruins are also situate
on the Navajo Indian reservation
northeast of Flagstaff.
Lowell Observatory
Just west of Flagstaff on the
Mesa stands the great Lowell
observatory, erected and owned
by Dr. Perceval Lowell. This
observatory is one of the foremost
fnstitutions of the kind in the
world. It is known and recog
nized all over the world for its
discoveries and its correct calcu
lations. l"5 Mary
' Lake Mary is a beautiful lake
f water located about eight miles
southeast of Flagstaff. The lake
surrounded by wooded hills and
beautiful scenery. Various kinds
of fisn abound in its waters and it
's a delightful place to camp and
sPend the heated term. It is
will be a
climatic conditions it
very much" frequented.
Mormon Lake
Twenty-five miles east ol Flagstaff-
is found a lake known as
Mormon Lake. It is much like
other lakes of the vicinity and has
many visitors and admirers.
The Natural Bridge
The "Natural Bridge," situate
near Strawberry, Arizona, is a
natural attraction, and a genuine
curiosity. It is one of the largest
in the world and its peculiar and
yet symmetrical form makes it
indeed a real attraction. A fine
wagon road leads to it and it will
repay those who come here to go
out to it.
Big Rim Tonto liasln
The Big Rim and Tonto Basin
are very prominent features of
Scenic Northern Arizona. In this
vicinity there are some of the
finest views and scenery in Amer
ica. It is useless for a writer to
undertake to give a graphic de
scription of the vastness and
grandeur of this famous country.
It must be seen to be appreciated.
It is only a short distance from
our city and when the auto high
line is established it will be in
line for thousands of visitors.
Camp Sites
AV.A ltfMlt f.i.ivitrB nil . 1
wui iyuuiu suuuiaci mi aiuuuu
us are beautiful and delightful
camping grounds, .and those
who wish to spend the summer in
an ideal climate will have to go
no further than Flagstaff.
' Undeveloped Resources
In nearly all commnnities there
, are some undeveloped resources.
: Of course this is as it should be,
for should all the resources be
developed there would be no room
for growth and expansion. But
in this western country we hardly
know yet what our real resources
are. The stock interests are
fairly well developed. The -agricultural
possibilities are yet un-
' known. The growing of crops
j and fruits is yet to be tried and
tested. The timber interests are
well developed. But such indus
tries as the manufacture of cement,
the construction of water reser
voirs, the establishment of ar
tificial lakes or reservoirs, the
introduction of fish hatcheries,
the development of the turpen-l
tine industry, the establishment
of good auto high lines and various
other industries will in
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time be-1
come a necessity. The breeding
and raising of thoroughbred horses
and cattle on a large scale, will be
an attractive , feature. There are
good mining prospects close by.
Many of our people are interested
n 1 aunjr couniry nanjabout sevej-y .,
Northern Arizona Normal School
in them. Many others might be
Business Opportunities
As the town is growing there
are good opportunities for those
who are seeking investment in
business enterprises. At the
present time there are openings
in various fields, and those fields
would not interfere with the inter
prises now doing business in
Coconino National Forest
The Coconino National Forest , perv'ce and will ultimately pass
contains an area of 1, 634,000' int0 private hands. It is prob
acres. Flagstaff, Arizona, its'ab,e that in the near future the
headquarters, it extends north I
about thirty miles "and southeast!
from 12 to so miles in width.
Of the total area of the forest j
approximately' 868,000 acres are
I covered with saw timber contain-)
ing a total stand of approximately ;
4,800,000,000 feet b. m. Of this,
amount the Forest Service owns
about 90 per cent and about 5 per
cent of the total amount is in
private hands, the remaining 5 per
cent being situated on university
lands. There are also about 570,
000 acres of woodland, estimated
to contain 3,500,000 cords of fire
wood. The Forest Service owns
and controls about 99 per cent of
the total volume in this stand,
less than": per cent being in pri
vate hands.
From present data on rate of
growth the forest is capable of
producing a sustained annual
yield of 40,000,600 feet of saw
fimber per year and about 15,000
cords of cordwood. On account
of the fact that government timber
has not been utilized in the past
1 me annual cut during the next
few years will probably be about
8ooo cords, and 35,000,000 feet
.. ,
saw timner.
Of the entire area of the Forest,
about 95 per cent is government,
5 per cent , in private hands, and j
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Forest is for the most part covered'
tv. jjiw v.4 iiiuc'in muu wiujiu'iuc
Scene Near Flagstaff
with an extensive growth of her
bage of various kinds, forming
one of the best natural ranges in
Arizona. It is capable of sup
porting 34,000 head of cattle and
horses and 90,000 head of sheep
There are approximately 15,000
acres of land on the Forest suit-
aoie lor agricultural purposes.
Under the Act of June n, 1006',
a very large part of the area, not
previously in private hands, has
been withdrawn from the Forest
remainder of the agricultural land
win be withdrawn from the Forest
and homesteaded by settlers
this region.
The present force of the Coco-
nino Forest consists of 20 persons,
who are so distributed over the
area as to make the administration
as economical as possible and to.
furnish the users and inhabitants
of the Forest as much assistance
as possible in their use of the
forest and to protect the forest
from fire. All users of the Na
tional Forest are required to
assist the forest officers in the
protection of the forest from fire.
The Forest Service has con-,
structed on this forest, for its
proper administration, 4 miles of
trails, 77 miles of telephone lines,
26.2 miles of administrative
fences, 20 houses, 6 barns, 6 cor
rals, 3 water development pro
jects, as permanet improvements
on the range, at a total cost of
about $22,000. It is intended in
the future to spend from $3000 to
$5000 a year for seyeral years in
further improvements.
During the six years ending
June 30, 1911, the total income
from this forest was about $290,
000 and the total expenditures
were about $157,000.
At the present time the State
" ,e of thT oVes
Reserves in the state for s'chool
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