History Of Snowflake
In April of 1877, the Mormon Prophet Brigham Young called several men and their families to leave their homes in
The trip was hard and long because the winter that year was one of the coldest on record. They arrived on the banks of the
Flake and his brother-in-law A.Z. Palmer rode horseback into
Stinson was farming and raising cattle in the land adjacent to the creek. Flake proposed to buy the ranch, and Stinson was agreeable. A deal was struck for $11,000 worth of cattle.
Flake and Palmer returned to their family in July with descriptions of a pleasant place with grass and clear water, and their families were eager to go. They arrived in the valley on
Different than the rough towns that often sprang up in the
Snowflake has enjoyed a modest, but steady growth through the years, and many descendants of those early pioneers still live on in the town. New families, "modern pioneers" are today making their home in Snowflake, to enjoy the friendly residents, clean air, and safe neighborhoods that still retain the pioneer atmosphere that is rare to find.
Today, the Town of
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