Marshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian, board president of the Arizona Historical Society and vice president of the Wild West History Association. His latest book is Arizona’s Outlaws and Lawmen; History Press, 2015. If you have a question, write: Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at

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What Are Needle Guns?

What are needle guns? Bob Fuller — Vermillion, South Dakota. A European invention, the needle gun got a lot of use (and …


Tom Bullocks Railroad

Tom Bullock was a gregarious, smooth-talking promoter. He’d been a bartender Prescott’s Whiskey Row before h…

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The Sage of Salome

Since its earliest days Arizona has attracted an array of colorful characters. They arrived from all over the globe and …