5 Responses to “Remember When…from Snowflake AZ”

  1. Allee Willis

    This is my absolute favirite playground monkey bars ever!! There used to be one in my neighborhood park but they replaced it with plain old nouveau swings. I was heartbroken! I looked forward to driving past it everyday.

    Is Snowflake a real place?

    The jet trail is fantastic!

    • signcollector

      Snowflake Arizona. Site of one of the newest Mormon Temples, an historic home of a relative of the originator of the religion, with an explanatory plaque about how he took something like 5, or six wives “in the service of the church”- What a guy!
      So…it is a town kind of like driving through 1956! There is however a small health-food store with attached cafe which sells and serves some great goat cheese stuff from a nearby goat dairy.
      Hippies, survivalists, some Mormons, a few random rednecks- and there you go! Nobody sees any need to change the cold-war era playground equip!

  2. windupkitty

    effing kismet for sure….wow, when i was a kid, i would have never gotten off of this thing…playground equipment was waaaaaaay better back in the day, especially all those metal bars, red hot in the sun, 15 feet high above pavement…what’s it worth playing if you don’t get a little bit of a rush?

  3. Michael Ely

    We had one of these in our local park when I was a kid and I loved it. It was my favorite thing to play on.

    Speaking of rocket ships, if you ever seen the movie “Fire in the Sky” based on the non-fiction account of a Latter-day Saint lumberjack who was abducted by aliens, that took place in Snowflake, AZ.