In the early 1870s, Erastus Snow and William Jordan Flake set out into the desert and established the town of Snowflake, Arizona. The off-the-grid location provided the perfect setting for a thriving town to take over the Old West. Over the years, the town has become a refuge for a unique subset of Americans seeking a simpler way of life, to put it lightly. A few years prior to the establishment of Snowflake, George Beard, a well respected medical professional, published several articles on the damaging effects of ‘modern civilization’.
“For me, the improvement was so radical. You get out of the car; you feel better."