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SUNSET, AZ - CEMETERY

Photo’s by: Lois Ann Preston

Homolovi Ruins State Park

 

The entrance to the park is located on highway SR 87, 1.3 miles north of Exit 257 off Interstate 40 East of Winslow, AZ.  There's a campground open year-round.  

 

Photo by: Lois Ann Preston

 

Sunset, was one of a series of farming communities along the Little Colorado River in the late 1870s, was established by Lot Smith and his Mormon followers.  

Photo by: Lois Ann Preston

 

Frequent floods forced the settlers to abandon Sunset in the early 1880s, and the community was eventually washed away.

 

Photo by: Lois Ann Preston

 

The cemetery, located on a small hill overlooking the river, survived and can be visited. Three of Lot Smith's children are among the cemetery population.  Along with the ruins, visitors center, campgrounds, hiking trails; the cemetery is in the Homolovi Ruins State Park.

 

Map by: Neal Du Shane

 

Arizona Pioneer & Cemetery Research Project

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