Scottsdale hosts salute Thursday to Civil War general

Irvin McDowell’s name is associated with one-third of all the land in Scottsdale, but his history and legacy have little to do with the city at all.

The McDowell Mountains, McDowell Road, and the McDowell Sonoran Preserve are all named after the U.S. Army general who lived between 1818 and 1885.

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