Sedona Beginnings

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Written by Gary Wonning

Sedona had rather humble beginnings, settled in the early 20th century, Sedona was named for Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly. 

Sedona was always known for her hospitality and industriousness, her mother ,Amanda Miller claimed to have made the name up because it sounded pretty.

Sedona’s parents were Phillip and Amanda Miller., she married Carl T. Schnebly on her 20th birthday in Gorin, Missouri. 

They eventually were the parents of six children. In 1901, they moved to Oak Creek Canyon and after two years of hard labor, they opened the first store, the first hotel, which Sedona ran, the first truck farm and the post office, and so the town began. 

Little did anyone know of the mysterious history of the town or the legends that wold surface. 

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

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