An itinerary that includes the city’s most famous sights and a chance to see the famous river for yourself.
A visit to Flagstaff will leave you breathless.
You’ve been to this place many times, you know the people.
The river is famous for its waterfalls, but it’s also known for the beautiful blue-eyed white women who live here.
They are also known as the Flagstaff Girls.
This is the story of how the world’s best-loved river has changed over the last 200 years.
It was a very different place than it is today.
Flagstaff was once a bustling city with a thriving nightlife.
Then came the oil boom, and the city changed its name to Flagsteed.
By the 1950s, the town was teeming with Chinese tourists.
But the locals also saw something new.
As they began to leave, many of the women started leaving their homes in search of better pay.
One by one, they came back.
The young, blonde women who had been attracted to the river, and their children, started moving out.
In 1956, they set up the Flagsteeds, or Flagsternesses, as a group to help them cope with the influx of new arrivals.
They had a house, a car, and a new name: the Flag Steeds.
Today, the name is an honorary one, but the story is as simple as that.
‘I was born here’ After years of living on the outskirts of the city, I arrived in Flagstaff in 1985 to take a job as a manager at a hardware store.
When I was working there, my wife was pregnant.
My first job was to look after her newborn daughter.
I knew I wanted to be a dad and I was determined to have a family, but I was scared to go out on my own.
Instead of getting a job, I decided to take up my father’s old-fashioned work ethic and take up a part-time job at a local store.
I worked the whole shift, and every night I went home to my wife and son.
After two months, I had two little girls, and my wife became pregnant again.
She was also pregnant.
She was worried about me taking her kids with me.
I didn’t want to take them with me because I was worried they’d have to go into foster care.
We were both scared.
We were both very much afraid of my wife.
So I just kind of gave up.
Eventually, I found myself doing the laundry, and I got a call from my wife, who said, ‘Oh, there’s a new baby.
Do you want to come out to pick it up?’
I said, ‘No, I don’t want it.’
She said, `Well, I’ll call your brother, and he’ll drive you to the hospital.’
I said `Oh, okay’.
So I went to the ambulance, and she drove me to the ER.
From there, I got to know my father, and we were able to get married in 1985.
He’s been a flagsteed since I was a child.
He’s always carried me with him.
What do you think of Flagstaff?
Do you have a favourite spot in the city?
If so, why?