Our November speaker, Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D., is a local author and historian, who came to Phoenix from Albuquerque, NM, in 1982, and for the next 30-plus years has been involved in historical research, writing and publishing. She has served on a variety of boards, is a member of numerous historical societies, and holds degrees from the University of New Mexico in education, Southwest history, and history of the American West.
Known as a “Road Scholar,” Grandrud has a unique ability to bring Arizona history to life and has worked with multiple organizations, including the Partnership for National Trails System, Old Spanish Trail Association, Arizona History Convention, Westerners Corrals, Pioneer Cemetery Association, and the Sunnyslope Historical Society.
Grandrud co-authored an award-winning Arizona Centennial Legacy book, “Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo”, and her other book, “Images of America: Sunnyslope”, will be the focus of her presentation to our group in November. Founded in 1911 by William R. Norton, Sunnyslope is older than the State of Arizona. Annexed by the City of Phoenix in 1959, Sunnyslope retains its unique identity to this day. We hope you will join us for what promises to be an informative and compelling talk.