Honoring People Who Keep the Spirit of the Old West Alive

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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!  


Bison Western Museum
located at 16641 N 91st St. Scottsdale AZ  85260
Take 101 to Bell Road east to 91st St south.

This state of the art building houses the Bison Museum upstairs and has a beautiful western theatre downstairs that seats about 150 and still has room for displays and a bar.



Honoree #1 Marshall Trimble
Marshall Trimble, an
Arizona native is one of the state's most popular and colorful personalities. He’s the state’s favorite native son and is often referred to as the ‘Will Rogers of  Arizona.’ He surely is one who has "Kept the Spirit of the Old West Alive"

Marshall Trimble was honored on November 5th, 2008 6-9pm at the Bison Western Museum

Honoree #2 Bob Boze Bell
Almost an Arizona native, Bob Boze Bell grew up in Kingman Arizona, a unique small town that must have much to do with shaping his uniquely interesting personality. Bob has been cartoonist, radio talk show host, artist, author, historian and most recently graphic novelist. Bob is well known and respected in old west history circles as the one who saved True West Magazine from a sure death and always wanting to find the truth of any matter. He has opened many a debate about old west history going so far as to travel to remote locations and measure and re-step history to try and prove or disprove what has been written. Bob not only writes about the old west, he draws it, paints it and sweats it!     

Bob Boze Bell was honored on November 19th, 2008 6-9pm at the Bison Western Museum






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