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City of Prescott

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I have always pronouced Prescott as "pres-scott" in the past, not until I moved to Arizona, that I learned the local pronounciation is "press-kit". I guess that's one way to tell a local to a visitor. Prescott was the territorial capital until 1889, and has a large number of old Victorian style homes near the downtown area. It also is the home to the oldest running rodeo, which starts June 30th - July 5th this year.
The city itself is not very big, but combined with Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, the population here is around 110,000 plus. The building/development code is probably not as stringent as Flagstaff, so I see a lot more commercial and residential development here than Flagstaff. At 5300 ft in elevation, the location is cooler than Phoenix in the Summer, while not as cold as Flagstaff in the Winter, making it ideal location for retirees and snow birds, :).

Post Office.

Bronze sculpture, on the lawn of the county courthouse.

Part of the Whiskey Row.

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