Roadside History of Arizona

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Mountain Press Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 489 pages
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The last of the lower forty-eight to gain statehood in 1912, Arizona now tops lists of the best places to live and visit. For the history behind that reversal, join Arizona's official state historian and beloved reconteur Marshall Trimble on the state's highways and byways. From Fredonia to Naco, Oatman to Show Low, Ganado to the London Bridge, visitors, newcomers, and old-timers alike will delight in this classic of history and travel originally published in 1986, now updated, expanded, and redesigned.

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From jacket: Join Marshall Trimble, state historian, storyteller, and native son, on the highways and back roads of Arizona, where a Grand Canyon's worth of facts and stories add up to a protrait of a ... Read full review

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Delightful survey of Arizona history, organized via the various highways. Read full review

Contents

A Historical Overview of Arizona
7
Southern Arizona The Old West
31
Casa GrandeGila Bend
156
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Official state historian of Arizona, Marshall Trimble is an award-winning author, "cowboy philosopher," educator, lecturer, folk singer and stage performer. He taught local history for forty years at Scottsdale Community College and appears frequently on radio and television as the state's goodwill ambassador. His first book, "Arizona," was published in 1977 by Doubleday & Co. in New York, and since then he's written more than twenty books on Arizona and the West.