The officially accepted A-1 Steak Sauce History goes back to the 1820’s in England, but is it possible that the famous steak sauce was actually invented in Flagstaff, Arizona? Let’s find out! —— The widely accepted history of the origins of the A-1 Steak Sauce brand starts in England in the 1820’s. However, there is also a compelling local history that claims the steak sauce could have been invented in Flagstaff, Arizona. First let’s take

Why are many of the downtown Flagstaff buildings so narrow and long? In this article we will discover the reason for this oddity as well as some of the naming history of the downtown area. Let’s get started. —- The first train came through Flagstaff in 1882, and the first main depot was located less than a mile east of where the town had originally set up. Flagstaff in 1882 was located on the flank

Welcome to stop #3 on our downtown Flagstaff walking tour! Today we are crossing Route 66 from the railroad to the explore the oldest building in downtown and it’s two almost equally as old neighbors, collectively called the Brannen Buildings. So let’s get started! Need to read Stop #1 first? Start here. —- The Brannen Buildings The buildings located at 102, 104, and 106 E Rte 66 are known as the Brannen Buildings. There were

In the 1850’s and 60’s outside of Cincinnati, OH a young family was starting that, towards the end of the century, would have an impact on the Flagstaff economy that endures to this day. In this article we will meet the five Babbitt brothers, learn more about the circumstances that brought them to the land at the base of the San Francisco Peak and discover in more detail the family’s contributions to our community. So,

Though there are many older buildings in downtown the 1926 Santa Fe Train Depot that now houses the Flagstaff Visitors Center and the local AmTrak station has been the traditional starting point for downtown tours for many decades. So, in keeping with tradition, today’s stop on our walking tour is all about the history of this uniquely constructed historic building. So let’s get started! — By the 1920’s, Flagstaff  was quite prosperous. The town had