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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Frontier Dentistry

I’ve often said “The good old days really weren’t all that good.” Professor Joanna Bourke wrote “Agonizing toothache, ho…

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Lotta Crabtree

During the time the famous dancer Lola Montez was living in Grass Valley, the only woman who was friendly to her was the…