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Dee Strickland is no stranger to the Rim Country. Part of her career in teaching was spent with Payson students. Fans know her as “Buckshot Dot”. Strickland is a native Arizonan and has taught history, drama, English, speech, art, and the gifted program. Strickland has been named an Arizona Culture Keeper and Academy of Western Artists’ Female Cowboy Poet of the Year. Her book, “Arizona Women Weird Wild and Wonderful”, won the Western Music Association’s award for Best Cowboy Poet of the year.

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A time for terrific tall tales and some Arizona history

Once again fans of old-fashioned story telling will flock to Pine Community Center the Saturday before Thanksgiving for Tellabration.


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