Scottsdale, Arizona (Images of America Series)

Scottsdale, Arizona (Images of America Series)

by Joan Fudala


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Scottsdale, Arizona (Images of America Series) by Joan Fudala

Just a century ago, the now-tony tourist destination of Scottsdale was a tiny farming village in the pristine desert east of Phoenix. Named for its 1888 homesteaders—U.S. Army chaplain Winfield Scott and his wife, Helen—Scottsdale remained a farming and ranching community through World War II. After the war, businesses and families flocked to Scottsdale for its climate and unlimited opportunities—creating a place they branded “The West’s Most Western Town.” Throughout the decades, residents and visitors alike have enjoyed adventures in the desert; a thriving arts, crafts, and cultural community; a healthful climate and healthcare industry; and fun-packed events and outdoor sports. Residents have had the additional benefits of living and working in a great hometown, with excelling schools, an international reputation for environmental preservation, and a diverse economy that boasts an eclectic array of businesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738548753
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 783,946
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.58(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Joan Fudala is a community historian, writer, and civic leader who is dedicated to preserving and restoring Scottsdale’s heritage. She authored Historic Scottsdale: A Life from the Land, published over 300 articles on Scottsdale history, and produced videos and lectures on local history. She gathered the images for this book from a variety of sources, including the Scottsdale Historical Society, Scottsdale Public Library, Arizona Historical Foundation, and private collections.

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