Dick Myers is a student of history. He has a weekly radio show on Eloy’s KURE, 106.1 on the FM dial. He gives tours at cotton farms and other places of interest. Each tour comes with a history lesson.
He’s got a binder of notes on the history of Eloy. He’s got enough to write a book. He plans to do that, too.
But his most enduring legacy is right off Toltec Road. It’s the Old Toltec Elementary School on Camelot Street. It’s just south of Frontier Street. That’s Jimmie Kerr Boulevard as you near Casa Grande.
The school was built in 1930. It’s a Spanish Mission style. Grades one through eight were taught here. Classes were full during cotton-picking season. Teachers had to make room for children of migrant workers.