A must read for Arizona residents and visitors and a great gift for friends and family! Showcases more than 160 photographs from the Arizona Historical Foundation, Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale Historical Society, Arizona State University’s Archaeological Research Institute, A Peek at the Peak magazine, and private collections to bring Pinnacle Peak’s rich history back to life.
“Pinnacle Peak is north Scottsdale’s most prominent landmark, rising out of the desert floor to an elevation of 3,170 feet. For years, Pinnacle Peak was Scottsdale’s secret destination for hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. In 1985, with urban sprawl surging northward, Scottsdale’s city council acted to preserve Pinnacle Peak as a municipal park. Pinnacle Peak visitors are impressed by the sweeping vistas, the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert, the manicured golf courses, and the unique wildlife. Few people realize that the surrounding landscape covers the forgotten footprints of prehistoric hunter-gatherers, Hohokam, Yavapai, the US Calvary, miners, homesteaders, ranchers, developers, and colorful characters of the past. Encompassing 150 acres, Pinnacle Peak Park has become one of the most popular attractions in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and its scenic beauty is enjoyed by people from all over the world.” From “Pinnacle Peak” back cover.
Author Bio: Les Conklin is an award-winning writer and publisher of A Peek at the Peak magazine. He is a civic leader dedicated to preserving north Scottsdale’s natural environment. Les is a member of Scottsdale’s History Maker Hall of Fame, past president of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association, and founder of Friends of the Scenic Drive.
Publication Information: # of Pages: 128, ISBN: 9780738579849, Publisher: Arcadia Publishing, Images of America Series, Publication Date: June 2011, Available at major booksellers, and local retail outlets.
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