Small Town, Big History!
Pine-Strawberry has a really fascinating 147-year-old history! For example, while many of the founding families were Mormon, did you know that Pine-Strawberry stills provided alcohol to a few people during prohibition? There are numerous historic spots to check out in town. We’re giving you the scoop on just two of them here.
Right here in the little town of Strawberry, we have a one-room schoolhouse that is on the National Register of Historic Places! Strawberry was first settled in 1875, and the Historic Strawberry Schoolhouse was built in 1885. It was a fully operational school until 1919. After sitting abandoned for many years, local residents lovingly saved and restored it to its former glory.
The former one-room schoolhouse is now a museum, and visitors can tour the exterior, or set up a tour of the interior through the Pine-Strawberry Historical Society (Call 928-476-3932). It’s the oldest standing schoolhouse in Arizona. We’ve even heard stories from locals whose family members were students there years ago!
Continue your tour of Rim Country history by heading to the Pine Museum. The museum is located in the Pine Community Center, and contains so many interesting pieces of Rim Country history! The docent can give you a tour; just ask! You’re likely to learn even more about the artifacts during a tour. When you are in the museum, don’t forget to look up at the ceiling, which is the original tin ceiling! It was shipped to Flagstaff via train, and then shipped to Pine on a covered wagon.
There are several other really educational historic spots in town; keep your eyes on our blog for a future post about them. In the meantime, head to our booking page to secure your Strawberry Inn getaway!