Month: February 2016


Magical Sedona, Arizona was named for the wife of its first postmaster, T.C. Schnebly. Apparently the original names he’d submitted, “Oak Creek Crossing,” then “Schnebly Station” were both rejected by the Postmaster General because they were too long to fit in the cancel stamp. Someone suggested he name it after his wife. Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly was a native Missourian, by all accounts a warm, able, generous woman who had defied her parents at age 20 by marrying a Presbyterian.  A brunette with a heart-shaped face, and large, dark eyes set wide apart, Sedona by the tender age of...

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