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Local author discusses her 1,200-mile wagon trip at Phippen Museum Saturday

Have you ever wondered what life was like for the pioneers traveling west in their wagons? In 1983, Marilyn Wiley and her family left central Texas in a wagon pulled by a team of horses and drove west to Arizona. The journey was the trip of a lifetime and took them over 1200 miles, and a year and half, to complete.

Marilyn J. Wiley is an artist, author, business woman, entrepreneur, cowgirl, mother and wife. She is also the author of two non-fiction books, Buffalo Chips and Co. and Rocky Fire. Needless to say, this lady wears a lot of hats. Though humble in spirit, she has tackled life's obstacles with grit and determination, looks at life with a healthy degree of common sense and finds humor in nearly every situation. Join the Phippen Museum on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. as Wiley recounts in vivid detail her journey and the experiences of overcoming both natural and personal obstacles. Admission to this event is free for museum members and included in the general entrance fee for guests.

And also take time to explore their current exhibition and sale, Click-The West through the Lens: an exceptional invitational exhibition and sale offering some of the finest photographs of the American West from the nation's most talent Western photographers (on display through Feb. 22, 2015).

The Phippen Museum is located just a few minutes north of downtown Prescott at 4701 Highway 89 North. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for AAA members, $5 for students with ID, and free for museum members and children twelve and under. For additional information on this or any other event at the museum, call 778-1385, or visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.

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