Photographing All Of Yavapai County In Central Arizona And Beyond
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Road Trip....The Gifford Homestead
The Gifford farm lies in the heart of the Fruita Valley and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original home was built in 1908 by Calvin Pendleton. In 1916 the home belonged to the Jorgen Jorgenson family who lived there until 1928. The Gifford family occupied the home for 41 years, 1928 to 1969. The farm is in a beautiful green canyon with orchards of peaches, apples and cherries. Dewey Gifford sold the farm to the National Park Service in 1969 and it is now part of Capital Reef National Park in Utah. This is a beautiful park and I will be posting more and hopefully better pictures from here later. This is where I found the horse that I posted on May 21.