Honoring People Who Keep the Spirit of the Old West Alive

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February 4, 2009 Alan Korwin

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As much as we love the
"American Old West"

the very things we love about it are disappearing every day.

That's why capturing
the stories of the old west, 
straight from the
 "People Who Have Kept
the Spirit of the Old West Alive"
is an important project.

Join us as we interview and record oral histories before they fade away...

Our first interview is with the man who has done the most to promote and preserve Arizona history in the last four decades, Marshall Trimble.

Born in Ash Fork, he has lived and taught Arizona History and is recognized as the leading authority and holds the position of Arizona State Historian.

But how much do you actually know about Marshall?

Come sit with us for an hour or two as he tells us about his life and experiences.

How did he learn so much about Arizona and what about this state has thrilled him the most.

Here about all of the interesting characters in Arizona history he has met and his impressions of their significance in history.

If you enjoy Arizona history this is a must see event!  


This promises to be an exciting evening as the author of so many Gun Law books and an ardent defender of 2nd Amendment Rights is honored as one of the people who keep the “Spirit of the Old West Alive. With a change of administration in Washington DC, the need to stand diligent in guarding our rights has people engaging in conversation and on guard. Many groups are attending this event to show their concern and support. (www.gunlaws.com)

Alan Korwin wrote his first book, The Arizona Gun Owner’s Guide, in 1989. It is now in its 23rd edition with more than 100,000 copies in print. He went on to write or co-write seven more books on gun laws, including state guides for California, Florida, Texas and Virginia, the unabridged federal guide Gun Laws of America, and his 11th, which debuted at the 2008 Gun Rights Policy Conference, The Heller Case: Gun Rights Affirmed!

With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, which has grown into the largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books in America. His website, gunlaws.com, features a National Directory to every gun law in the country and more than 160 books and DVDs for gun owners and the freedom movement. Alan’s blog, PageNine.org, is carried by dozens of paper and online outlets, and rumors about his political parody band, The Cartridge Family, cannot be confirmed.


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Thank you to all of our very special sponsors!
Thanks to Bison Western Museum and the generous support of Gary Martinson of Bison Homes and Mike Savarino we have a theatre in which to bring you these interviews.
Please take the time to visit the Bison Western Museum displays upstairs and be as generous as possible with your support and praise of the museum to your family & friends. www.bisonhomes.com
Wild West Gazette has been instrumental in this project coming to fruition. If not for the gentle prodding of Publisher Sid Hagel it might have been only on paper. But with his encouragement it has found a larger life. See www.wildwestgazette.com
Karin Johnson and Cowgirl Designs have been generous in their support of our project with her contributions of art to auction during the event to raise funds for our charity projects. See www.cowgirldesigns.com
Arizona Duuude has been more than generous in his support of our project  by promoting it everywhere he goes and bringing us future honorees with exciting histories in Arizona. Bob Roloff is a true fan of Arizona and a major asset to this project. See www.arizonaduuude.com  

Benefits from SOWA#3 Wyatt Earp Jan 7th Ticket Sales
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Wyatt Earp teaches at the YMCA and knows the true values this organization instills in the youth of America. It's only one example of why Wyatt is a person who keeps the spirit alive in  Arizona and is a major asset to this project.  
Benefits from SOWA#1 Marshall Trimble Nov 5th Ticket Sales
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Sue Thompson has her hands full with 65 PMU horses rescued and being rehabilitated at Dream Chasers Horse Rescue in New River. Her 501C3 organization is one of the beneficiaries of this events charitable donation.  If you love horses, please be supportive of her efforts now and in the future.
Benefits from SOWA#2 Bob Boze Bell Nov 19th Ticket Sales
You can still purchase the collector tickets to help raise funds for this organization.  Order here.
Lon Taylor and Ethel Luzario support food banks all over the state by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste if not for The 3000 Club. Their 501C3 organization is one of the beneficiaries of this event's charitable donation.  Please be supportive of her efforts now and in the future. See www.the3000club.org

Bill Searle is a master videographer and has the skill to create beautiful videos for documentaries or commercial applications. www.chollaproductiosnaz.com
Mike Oller & Monica at Master Printing are wonderful patrons of the arts and Arizona history. Plus their nearly 30 years of experience in a family owned printing business has been an invaluable resource to us in so many ways. Please visit their website and consider them for all of your printing needs.  www.masterprintingaz.com
Dwayne L Ernest the owner of Woodcraft has provided natural mesquite wood from Arizona for the beautiful plaques. 

Mike Pulliam of Pulliam Woodworking is taking the mesquite wood and cutting it into the shape of Arizona for our plaques.  Mike is an instructor at Woodcraft where you can learn woodworking.  www.pulliamwoodworking.com
Susan Engle owner of A2Z Trophy is the doing the laser etching and brass plaques on our Arizona plaques.  Their top quality work completes the exceptionally beautiful design of the custom trophies to be given to our honorees. 

Peaglers have so much history in Frontier Town and the Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery they will soon be taking their place on stage as SOWA honorees! In the meantime thank them for their generous support of our project. www.silverspursaloon.com  
How can you become a sponsor? It's easy! Just give us a call and we can offer you opportunities to become involved in this exciting historic project! You will be listed on our website, in the program and in the videos. And you earn our deepest heartfelt gratitude!

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