EastValleyTribune.com reported that on 26 February 1888, Winfield Scott bought land that eventually became Scottsdale, Arizona. Scott died in 1910.
Doh!EastValleyTribune.com "Scott made a down payment in 1888 of 50 cents an acre for a section of land. That land became Scottsdale." Wikipedia.org "U.S. Army Chaplain, Winfield Scott, paid the paltry sum of $2.50 an acre for a 640 acre stretch of land where the city is now located. Winfield's brother, George Washington Scott, was the first resident of the town that was then known as Orangedale and later changed to Scottsdale in 1894."
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 26 February 2007