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Nov 5th Spirit of the Old West honors Marshall Trimble hosted by LeeAnn Sharpe

Nov 5th Spirit of the Old West honors Marshall Trimble hosted by LeeAnn Sharpe

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  • 1. Honors Marshall Trimble November 5, 2008 Bison Western Museum Scottsdale AZ
  • 2.
    • " Arizona’s colorful history is alive and well with Marshall Trimble," wrote the late Senator Barry Goldwater.
  • 3.
    • After World War II, Marshall’s father went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad. From 1947 to 1955, the Trimble family lived in the northern Arizona town of Ash Fork, on the Santa Fe mainline. Times were hard. To make ends meet his mother went to work as a waitress in a road house café. The first three years were spent living in a small, two room trailer house with a lean-to porch and an army surplus tent with no running water or plumbing.
    • Marshall considers those hardscrabble years in Ash Fork as "character-building." He still considers Ash Fork his hometown and returns there often to assist in community projects.
    Happy & Juanita Marshall’s Parents
  • 4.  
  • 5.
    • In 1955, during his senior year in high school, the Trimbles moved back to the Valley where Marshall attended West Phoenix High School.
    • Following his senior year he played baseball for the Glendale Greys semi-pro baseball team. In 1956 the team was runner-up for the Arizona semi-pro championship.
  • 6.
    • December 7, 1956, at the age of seventeen, Marshall joined the Marines and considers that experience among the most meaningful and significant of his life. He was one of three in a 75-man platoon to win a meritorious promotion upon graduating from boot camp. The Marines gave Trimble a strong sense of duty, ethics and patriotism that continues to this day. The Marines instilled in him that through hard work and persistence he could become anything he wanted to be. . Trimble says, “ At graduation Staff Sergeant Fuller walked up to me an shook my hand. “You’ll do well,” he said, “not just in the Corps but whatever else you do with your life. Never forget what you learned here.”
    US Marine Corps
  • 7.
    • Baseball - After the Marines, Trimble returned to Phoenix College where he played on the 1958 baseball team that was ranked fifth in the nation
  • 8.
    •  In 1963, he helped form a folk group called the Gin Mill Three.
    MUSIC
  • 9.
    • Arizona
    • A Cavalcade
    • of History
  • 10. Arizona Backroads wins 2006 Emmy (John Fitzpatrick Photo)
    • Accomplishments
  • 11. Gilbert Rodeo 2006
  • 12. Former Governor Rose Mofford Governor Janet Napolitano
  • 13.
    • Dolan Ellis AZ State Balladeer &
    • Wallace (Bill Thompson)
  • 14. Ben Johnson
  • 15. 6/23/08 - Marshall is officially appointed by the governor to be a member of the Arizona Centennial Commission.
    • Accomplishments
  • 16. LeeAnn Sharpe Interviews Marshall Trimble Nov 5, 2008 At the Bison Western Museum
  • 17.
    • Guests enjoy cocktails before the show
    • Pictures
    • Beverly Pegler Owner Silver Spur Saloon & FrontierTown
    • Sid Hagel Publisher Wild West Gazette
    • Leslie Fort Winner Bison Homes Weekend Retreat
    • Mary Brown Festival of the West
  • 18.
    • Guests enjoy cocktails before the show
    • Pictures
    • CL Lee Anderson & friend enjoy the Bison Museum lounge before the show.
    • 88 people attended the first Spirit of the Old West Alive Lecture.
  • 19.
    • Next Lectures at Bison Museum
    • Bob Boze Bell Nov 19 th
    • Wyatt Earp Jan 7 th
    • Alan Korwin Feb 4 th
    • Dakota & Sunny Livesay Mar 4 th
    • www.spiritoftheoldwestalive.com