About the Authors Dr. Dick Buscher began teaching in Arizona in 1971. For the past 33 years he has learned and taught about Arizona’s unique and wonderful environment and history. His doctoral dissertation is the basis for his Arizona history resource, Ali-Shonak: The Story of Arizona. Dr. Buscher’s many educational achievements include a 1977 Finalist for Arizona Teacher of the Year Award, the 1983 winner of the Arizona PTSA Educator of the Year, and the 1993 winner of the City of Phoenix Mayor’s Grand Environmental Award for his “Save A Saguaro for Tomorrow“ program. In addition, Dr. Buscher was a 1998 winner of the City of Phoenix Human Relations Committee’s Martin Luther King Jr. “Living the Dream Award” and a 1999 winner of the Scottsdale “Diversity Champion Award.” During Dr. Buscher’s twenty-one years as a principal in the Paradise Valley Unified School District his schools were awarded the A+ Award from the Arizona Department of Education/Arizona Education Foundation five different times. He has taught about Arizona and its history for Arizona State University, Ottawa University, and Paradise Valley Community College. For the past 5 years, Dr. Dick Buscher has been a lecturer for the College of Teacher Training and Leadership, Arizona State University-West Campus. Linda Buscher retired from the Paradise Valley Unified School District in 2001. During her 28 years of teaching, she worked 10 years as a school librarian as well as teaching grades 1, 2, and 4. She is currently a student teacher supervisor for Ottawa University and co-teaches with Dr. Buscher their many Arizona history classes. Together they write a weekly Arizona history article in the In & Out magazine. Teresa Jackway began teaching in the Paradise Valley Unified School District in 1985. She was a district computer teacher for 10 years. She is currently a 1st grade teacher. Ken Jackway taught at Greenway Middle School in the Paradise Valley Unified School District from 1961–1995. He is an expert in using computers in the classroom. He continues to use his computer skills for teachers and businesses throughout Arizona. Photo Credits: Amigos; 3-25, 27, 29, 30–35, 39–47, 51–53, 55, 56–58, 61, 63-69, 71, 73–79, 83-89, 91, 93, 95-99, 101, 103–105, 107, 110–115, 117–121, 125, 128, 129-135, 137, 140, 141, 143, 145, 147-153, 155–157, 159–166, 169, 170, 172-174 / Arizona Historical Society; 90 / Arizona Historical Society Museum; 130 / Arizona Game & Fish; 171, 172 / Damico, Paula and Jim; 127, 128 / Leslie, Frank; 78 / Melcopen, Doctor; 1 / Mesa Southwest Museum; 54 / RF, Planet Art; 5, 7, 142, 143 / Sedona Historical Society; 15 / Trimble, Marshall; 174 / United States Supreme Court; 122, 123 / United States Postal Service; 135 / Wink Crigle X Siamond Ranch; 86. ISBN 0-911981-83-7 Copyright © 2013 by Cloud Publishing of Cloud Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the material protected by this copyright notice may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission by the copyright owner. Printed in the United States of America