In 1975, one of Flagstaff’s earliest and most devoted skiers married the very first female Forest Service Snow Ranger in the United States. Their story of love and devotion, to snow sports and to each other, is one for the ages. Gertrude “Jerry” Nunn Let’s start with Gertrude “Jerry” Colburn Nunn, a true ski pioneer. At the age of 14 years old in Sacramento, CA, Jerry was introduced to skiing by a girlfriend. She was

February is Black History Month and in honor of this tradition let us explore the Cleo Murdoch Center Mural & the Stories behind the images. —– While driving down Butler Avenue in Flagstaff, AZ, it would be hard not to notice the big and beautiful mural on the side of The Murdoch Center. However, how many of us actually know the history behind this mural, the building it is painted on, and its significance to

In the beginning, there was mere survival. To the early residents of Flagstaff, the winter and its commonly heavy snow storms were a thing to be endured until the return of spring and a slightly easier way of life. Things like hiking, hunting, horseback riding, sledding, and snowshoeing were mere tools for hauling goods, gathering water, wrangling sheep and cattle, or for transportation. Strictly utilitarian.  Of course, as we know, life cannot remain all work

The San Francisco Peaks are the most dominant and popular volcanic structure on the Flagstaff horizon. However, there is another volcanic feature to the east that is nearly as impressive and is often overlooked. In this article we will discover the unique and interesting ancient volcanic history of Mount Elden. So, let’s get started! —– Watch the Video on YouTube What type of images come to mind when you think about volcanic eruptions? If you’re

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