Les Conklin 
Greater Pinnacle Peak Association 


Saturday November 26, 2011 at 10:00 AM MST
Sunday November 27, 2011 at 5:30 PM MST

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el Pedregal 
34505 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85266

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Holiday Book Talks and Signings
el Pedregal at The Boulders

                                         el Pedregal entrance                           During each presentation of "Pinnacle Peak:  Changing Frontier," Les Conklin, who authord "Pinnacle Peak" with the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association, will display historic photographs and describe the roles of Cave Creek and Scottsdale in the history and development of the Pinnacle Peak area and the creation of Pinnacle Peak Park.  Following each talk, attendees  will have an opportunity to buy a copy of "Pinnacle Peak" and have the author autograph it.Pinnacle Peak Book Cover Talks will be be given hourly. Guests can also drop in anytime and purchase a signed copy of the book without listening to the presentation.  Organized by GPPA with the generous support of el Pedregal.

Author Bio: Les Conklin, an award-winning writer, and publisher of A Peek at the Peak magazine, moved to what became north Scottsdale in 1983. He led the effort to restore the Desert Foothills Scenic Drive, founded Cookout at the Ranch, served on the City of Scottsdale's Preserve Commission and Pride Commission and has served on the board and executive committee several community organizations. Les is the president of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association, which was founded by residents of the Pinnacle Peak area in 1977.

Book in Brief: "Pinnacle Peak," published in late June, is a new title from Arcadia Publishing America's leading publisher of local and regional history. The book showcases more than 200 photographs from the Arizona Historical Foundation, Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale Historical Society, Arizona State University's Archaeological Research Institute, A Peek at the Peak magazine, and residents to bring Pinnacle Peak's rich history back to  life. To purchase the book or obtain more information, contact the author or visit (GPPA Store).