About the Author

Nancy Burgess

typewriterAn Arizona native, Nancy Burgess is a historian and photographer specializing in the history of Central Arizona.  She is the author of A Photographic Tour of 1916 Prescott, Arizona published by McFarland & Company, Inc. in 2005 and An Illustrated History of Mayer, Arizona, also published by McFarland & Company, Inc., in 2012 and the co-author of Around Yavapai County: Celebrating Arizona’s Centennial published in 2011 by Arcadia Publishing, Inc. She is the photographer for Ranch Dog, A Tribute to the Working Dog in the American West by Marianne Murdock published in 2000 by Willow Creek Press.

Nancy Burgess is a member of the Western Writers of America and is the recipient of several awards including the Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007; Arizona Culturekeeper 2008; Sharlot Hall Award, 2010; and the Prescott Western Heritage Foundation Award, 2013. She lives in Prescott, Arizona. Also a professional photographer, she is an independent preservation consultant and has written extensively on the subject.