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Two Six Shooters Beat Four Aces: The Lives of Men on the Arizona Frontier
July 15, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
A saga of incredible action with gun battles, deadly weather, outlaws, and evasive fortunes, this lively presentation shares the stories of the pioneer men who first rode into the Arizona Territory when the law of the land was a gun. Some found success, some found poverty, and some found an early death. Hear the true-life stories of these Arizona characters including outlaw John Ringo, tough Pete Kitchen, Rough Rider Bucky O’Neill, and Henry Wickenburg, the man who found a rich mine but died a pauper.
From fashion copywriter to management consultant, from newspaper editor to university professor, Barbara Marriott’s insatiable curiosity has taken her down many paths. Now her hunt for Western history has added another twist of excitement to her life. Marriott uses her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology as a tool for understanding the Old West and its fascinating characters. After nine books about the Southwest’s pioneers and legends (with many of the books award-winning), she is on the trail searching for the next bit of unknown and unique history.