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Scottsdale

History of Scottsdale

In 1888, Winfield Scott was traveling through the Salt River Valley when he decided to purchase a 640-acre plot of land, near what is now the center downtown Scottsdale, in an effort to start a farming operation. Word quickly spread about the warm climate, magnificent scenery, and agricultural capabilities of Scottsdale and more and more people began to settle in the Salt River Valley. By 1896, the residents developed their own public school system. The development of the school system caused a population boom, mainly drawing artists and writers in the early 1900s.

In 1947, the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce was formed from community leaders. The Chamber of Commerce made the decision to keep downtown’s “Old West” look that still remains today. The year 1951 came and the people of Scottsdale appointed the city’s first mayor, Malcolm White. Most notably, White named the city’s slogan, “The West’s Most Western Town”, their official motto. From here on, the city of Scottsdale continued to grow becoming the home of a variety of corporations, like Motorola, and a popular destination for tourists.      

Downtown Scottsdale is known as the gallery district. Since the 1990s and 2000s, the downtown area of Scottsdale has continued to expand with the addition of bars, restaurants, and lounges which create one of the best nightlife scenes in Arizona. Many of the bars feature live music and outdoor patios so you can enjoy the great Scottsdale weather. According to experiencescottsdale.com, one bar, in particular, you might want to check out is Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. The award-winning singer and songwriter is now the owner of an American Gastropub that is winning awards left and right for their food and drinks. The two-floor gastropub carries a rock & roll attitude and is perfect for a fun night out with friends to enjoy their extensive hand-crafted cocktail menu.

If you are going for a night out with friends in Scottsdale you are probably hitting up one of the city’s many restaurants, bars, or lounges. In the event that you are consuming alcoholic beverages, you should call a car service to come pick you up and deliver you to your destination. If you end up driving, getting pulled over, and charged with a DUI you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Blischak Law has decades of trying DUI cases and has a team of criminal defense lawyers that will get you the verdict you deserve.

Other Fun Facts About Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona is the home to an annual festival that pays homage to motorcycle history; it is called “Arizona Bike Week.” The motorcycle festival features performances from CheVelle, Shinedown, and ZZ Top, flat track racing, vendors, and demos from popular manufacturers, like Harley Davidson. Arizona Bike Week 2018 will take place from April 11th – April 15th at WestWorld of Scottsdale.   

During Arizona Bike Week there is an influx of motorcycles in the city of Scottsdale. An article from azcentral.com quoted Sgt. Ben Hoster, the Scottsdale police spokesman, who stated that as a  result of the increase in motorcycles on the road, there is an increase in motorcycle-related accidents during Arizona Bike Week. If you are a resident of the Greater Phoenix area and have been involved in a motorcycle accident that has resulted in an injury to your body that ranges from mild to severe, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Blischak Law’s personal injury attorneys have a ton of experience trying motorcycle accident cases. Blischak’s team of lawyers and experts will analyze your case thoroughly and help you seek the compensation you deserve. Please, feel free to contact us if you have been in a motorcycle accident or have any questions.