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Greg Scott shares 'Rocky Road to Statehood'
Greg Scott
Greg Scott

Mark your calendar for the Arizona Humanities Council program on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. 

Greg Scott will present “The Sometimes Rocky Road to Statehood in Poetry and Song.”

This program, sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council, the Sedona Friends of the Library, and the Sedona Library Board of Trustees, is free and open to the public.

The path from Territory to Statehood for Arizona was a decade-long struggle.

The reasons were many: political, racial, religious and economic. Boosters touted the thriving mines, railroads, agriculture and healthy climate.

Those against statehood viewed the Territory as a desert wasteland filled with troublesome Native Americans, a lack of law and order and few educational institutions. All of these elements created a rocky road to statehood.

Greg Scott is an educator, historian, and musician. His lifelong interest in Arizona cowboy folk music has taken him throughout the state and the West, researching the songs and the people who sang them.

Scott has been on the Traditional Music Artist roster for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and regularly performs at schools, libraries, museums, and festivals.

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