Just a few interesting tidbits from her lecture:
- Winfred Scott paid $2.50 an acre for his land purchase, which is now the area bounded by Scottsdale Road, Hayden, Indian School and Chaparral.
- The original name of the town was Orangedale.
- Scott was a Baptist minister so there were no saloons in town, but no churches, either. Services were held in the school basement.
- The cheapest way to have a house in 1900 was to buy a tent and for many a tent was home.
- During World War I the U.S. was blocked from importing cotton from Egypt so Pima cotton, first grown over a 1000 years ago by the Hohokam, was planted in Valley fields.
- Scottsdale Airpark was originally an airbase training station built by Hollywood moviemakers.