By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 8/24/2019
Topics/Keywords: #Travel #Arizona #Prescott Page Views: 4297
Includes Willow Lake Heritage Park and Jerome.

Prescott is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County. In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, replacing the temporary capital at Fort Whipple. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until Phoenix became the capital in 1889. The city was named after author William H. Prescott, whose writings were popular during the Civil War. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation is located adjacent to and partially within the borders of Prescott.

By the way, "Prescott" is not pronounced the usual way. It used to be ("Press'-scott"), as William H. pronounced it. But some years after the naming of the town, the founder had a falling out with the town council and moved away. In retaliation, they started pronouncing the town's name as if it rhymed with "biscuit".

I'm sure that showed him!

Willow Lake Heritage Park

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/4/2009
Topics: #Travel #Prescott #Arizona #Photography #WillowLakeHeritagePark Page Views: 954
When Michael and I were invited by our friends Eddie and Carl to visit them in Prescott, we took them up on it.

We left for Prescott on Friday, which I had off from work. We did not take the shortest route there. Years ago, I drove north on State Road 89 to Prescott, on a very curvy, mountain road. I didn't get to see the view because it happened to be about 2 am at the time. I've always wanted to take that road in the daytime, and this trip we did. So our route went through Wickenberg and some impressive storm clouds that never actually rained on us. From door to door, the drive took us about 3½ hours.

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