Friday, March 20, 2015

Dr. Jose Burruel photos of early Scottsdale

Francis assists her husband Dr. Burruel while Lee Hann
gets an autographed book

Dr Burruel's stories of growing up along the canals in Scottsdale are fascinating. His family were "squatters", homesteading on Salt River Project land. As a boy he would hunt rabbits and dove and work in the cotton fields. His service in the Navy during WWII took him to many places but he returned to Arizona to study, earning degrees at NAU and ASU.

Pres. Jackie Berkowitz and Dr. Burruel visit as Carolyn
Hartman gives Francis Burruel Tastes & Treasures cookbook.