Orchards (1890 - 1970)

Orchards (1890 - 1970) (HM10OV)

Location: Sedona, AZ 86336 Coconino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 52.648', W 111° 45.662'

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Fruit growing played a significant role in the early Sedona economy. Over time, settlers constructed ditches, flumes, pipelines, reservoirs, and water wheels to provide irrigation to their gardens and eventually to their larger orchards.

Apples and peaches became the primary orchard crops. The Jordan orchard flanked both sides of this street and grew to almost 1500 fruit trees. Flagstaff and the mining town of Jerome provided markets for fruit, as did far away places. Oak Creek fruit was shipped to Seattle, San Francisco, Minnesota and even to American troops during World War II.

Before the Jordans, the Pendleys, Thompsons, Purtymuns, and others developed orchards along Oak Creek. Henry Schuerman grew apples, peaches, apricots, pears, quinces and grapes complete with a vineyard for making wines in the German style of his heritage. Roadside fruit stands popped up along the canyon road after it paved in the 1930.
HM NumberHM10OV
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 430450 N 3859718
Decimal Degrees34.87746667, -111.76103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.648', W 111° 45.662'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 38.88" N, 111° 45' 39.72" W
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Area Code(s)520, 928, 602
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 729-731 Jordan Rd, Sedona AZ 86336, US
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