Tempe Historical Society Lunch Talks - Arizona's Rocky Road to Statehood with Marshall Trimble
- Date: 02/13/2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
- Location: Tempe History Museum
809 E. Southern Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85282
Tempe Historical Society Lunch Talks
Arizona’s Rocky Road to Statehood with Marshall Trimble
Marshall Trimble has been called the “Will Rogers of Arizona.” He was born in Mesa, AZ but moved to Ash Fork when he was 8. After attending Phoenix College and serving in the Marines, he began teaching Arizona history at Scottsdale Community College. His first book was published in 1977. Since then he’s written more than twenty books on Arizona and the West. Trimble is one of the state's most popular speakers and performers. He’s also an educator, lecturer, folk singer and stage performer. Trimble has received many honors both as a historian, writer and performer. In 1997, the governor of Arizona appointed him Official State Historian. In 2000, he was selected as one of Arizona’s representatives in the Library of Congress’ “Local Legacies.” A former Marine, he’s a member of the AZ Veteran’s Hall of Fame, won an Emmy for hosting TV show “Arizona Backroads” and winner of numerous achievement awards. Admission is free, with coffee and light refreshments provided.