PHOENIX – Stepping off stage after a 9/11 memorial at the State
Capitol, Arizona’s official historian is just setting down his
guitar when two fifth–graders approach him with questions about
their history projects.
As a lifelong Arizonan, Marshall Trimble takes pride in being Arizona's official historian. He uses his 'spoonful-of-sugar' method to get Arizonans excited about the state's history. Trimble mixes laughter, music and a down-to-earth approach to reach residents both young and old.
Marshall Trimble, Arizona's state historian, says people have argued who were the aggressors since the dust settled at the OK Corral in Tombstone back in 1881. Most accounts, he says, agree with accounts popularized in movies and reenactments that Wyatt Earp and his allies were the good guys. Trimble has written the new book ÒWyatt Earp: The Showdown in Tombstone." (Cronkite News Service Photo/Michelle Price)
A cowboy lassoed a bale of hay, flamenco dancers clapped
castanets and a Navajo sounded his drum on Monday, Arizona’s 99th
birthday, as Gov. Jan Brewer kicked off the countdown to the