Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Monday, February 18, 2013

Arizona History

Arizona is the 48th State and celebrated its first centennial on February 14, 2012. We may be one of the youngest states but we still abound in history and people who are trying to save that history; including two Marshalls.
Marshall Trimble is the Arizona State Historian and spends his time entertaining with stories and music of the Old West history of our state. This photo was taken in Tombstone a few years ago. He has also been a speaker at the Phoenix Writers Club.
Marshall Shore is the Hip Historian and focuses on the more modern history of the state including Route 66.
Marshall was the speaker Saturday at the Phoenix Writers Club.
Here he is with our club president, Cindi Reiss.
Marshall S. is gathering stories and artifacts from the 20th Century.  Those of us who grew up in Phoenix love seeing his pictures of Mr. Lucky's, Legend City. Durant's, and Bob's Big Boy.
You can see more here.
Another little bit of history: Phoenix Writers Club started meeting in 1926 when Arizona Press Club wouldn't allow women into their ranks. Now, men and women meet once a month to learn about writing and to share information.
If you grew up in Phoenix, or even if you didn't, take a trip down memory lane with the Marshalls.