Historic Tales of Flagstaff

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Flagstaff, Arizona, was originally settled in the 1870s as a railroad and lumber town on the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, amid the ponderosa pines. Now most noted for its proximity to the Grand Canyon, the city offers a tantalizing combination of history and progress. Theodore Roosevelt, the Apollo astronauts, Walt Disney filmmakers, Navajo code talkers and Pluto-discoverer Clyde Tombaugh all feature in the area's fascinating past. Join authors Kevin Schindler and Michael Kitt as they relate the trials and triumphs that have given this town its charm, from the tumultuous days of the Wild West to the fast-paced twentieth century.


  • Publisher: ‎ The History Press (August 26, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1467142417
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1467142410
  • Item Weight: ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches

About the author:

Kevin Schindler is a historian in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he has worked at Lowell Observatory for more than two decades. He is an active member of the Flagstaff history and science communities, having served as Sheriff of the Flagstaff Corral of Westerners International for 13 years and on the board of the Flagstaff Festival of Science for a similar length of time. He writes articles for a variety of publications and contributes a bi-weekly astronomy column, “View from Mars Hill”, for the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper. He has written seven books, six of which are available on Amazon.