[OPINION] Scottsdale needs to let go of the past

Larry Kush

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development)

By Larry Kush | Scottsdale Independent

Both the flag and the seal of the City of Scottsdale feature a cowboy on a bucking bronco. The City slogan is the “West’s Most Western Town.”

Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)

Fifty years ago when Scottsdale was in fact an authentic western themed town, Bonanza, GunSmoke and Death Valley Days were on network TV, True Grit and The Wild Bunch were tops at the Movies. Back then, kids wanted to play cowboys and Indians (remember Cap Pistols?) Arizona was ripe with the legend and lore of the old west.

Well now, John Wayne is dead, Clint Eastwood does not look so good and Luke Skywalker’s kids are now running the store. The bucking bronco on the city seal has left the corral!