In 1873 Brigham Young, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sent 14 men to search Northern Arizona for suitable land for families to settle. After a long and difficult trip, the men returned and reported that the land was uninhabitable. Despite the unfavorable account, President Young called William Jordan Flake and several other families to return and settle the desert area. With faith in their prophet and in God, these families left prosperous homes and farms.
The times to follow were not easy for these pioneers; they struggled against natural elements, hostile outsiders, and isolation. Through the bonds of family and community, the pioneers overcame these adversities and founded a town which has flourished in the desert--Snowflake, Arizona.
Dramatic recreation of the Mormon pioneer settlement of Snowflake, AZ, in conjunction with the dedication of the Arizona Memorial Monument, July 21, 2000.
The film was done locally with help from BYU.