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Phippen presents "Two Six Shooters Beat Four Aces: The Lives of Men on the Arizona Frontier"

On Saturday, June 6 at 1 p.m., the Phippen Museum will host Dr. Barbara Marriott as she presents, "Two Six Shooters Beat Four Aces: The Lives of Men on the Arizona Frontier." During this special presentation, Marriott will share amazing stories of the pioneering men who first rode into the vast and harsh Arizona Territory, including incredible gunfighters, despicable outlaws and those seeking evasive fortunes. Some found success, some found poverty and others met with an early death. But if you attend this unique heritage conversation, you'll hear the true-life stories of memorable Arizona characters like outlaw Johnny Ringo, tough Pete Kitchen, Rough Rider Bucky O'Neill, and Henry Wickenburg, the man who found a mine full of riches but still died a pauper.

Marriott's hunt for Western history has added a twist of excitement to her life and she uses her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology as a tool to help others understand the Old West and its fascinating personalities. After nine books about the Southwest's pioneers and legends, she is on the trail again searching for the next bit of unknown and unique history.

Join the Phippen Museum as they explore amazing characters who helped define the early Arizona Frontier. This special program is offered in an effort to enhance the museum's current exhibition, Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists, on display now through Aug. 16, in the museum's Harold & Mitzie James Gallery. Presented in cooperation with Arizona Humanities' speaker's bureau, AZSpeaks, this special program is free for museum members and included in the price of general admission for guests.

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 928-778-1385, or visit their website at

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