Sedona Miller Schnebly

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City of Sedona's Public Art Collection

 

Artist: Nevin Fleet

Media: Oill

Location: City Hall, City Manager's Conference Room

 

The fourth recipient of the "Spirit of Sedona" award was the wife of T. Carl Schnebly and the woman for whom our community was named.

Sedona was a member of the fifth family to enter this area and a pioneer mother. During construction of the Schnebly Hill Road, she took apple cake and fresh bread on horse-back to the crew. The Schnebly home, located where Los Abrigados Resort now stands, was turned into a lodge where guests were treated with hospitality and served home cooked meals.

In the evenings, Sedona played piano and the guests joined in a sing-along. Sedona, known as Aunt Ona or Mother Schnebly in later years, helped found one of the first churches in the area. Her kindness and gentleness is a guide for us all. A monument honoring her stands outside the Sedona Public Library. 

 

 

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