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Marshall Trimble—This "Ask the Marshall" columnist, humorist and Arizona State Historian returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family.
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Cartwright’s to hold history dinners

Staff Report~ 5/7/2014

Starting May 14 and running every other Wednesday through October, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House in Cave Creek will play host to the Arizona history dinner series featuring story spinners such as Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis, Robin Sewell and Lance Polingyouma.
Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble will launch the series on May 14 with a walk down the trails of Cave Creek’s past with his presentation, “The Historic Cartwright CC Ranch.” He’ll explore the legacy of Cartwright Sonoran Ranch House’s namesake family, and guests can join in an adventure on horseback, too.
Admission to a history dinner, which includes a presentation, a three-course dinner, live music and more, costs $55 per person. Dinners start at 6 p.m., followed by presentations at 7 p.m.
More information on—and reservations for—the dinners can be obtained by calling 480-488-8031.
Patricia Motley of MTM Ranch will lead the 5-hour horseback ride through the historic Cartwright Ranch cattle allotment at Cottonwood Tanks. Guests 16 years and older are invited to saddle up at 6 a.m. There is a 200-pound weight limit, and cost is $195 per person. All horseback rides must be directly booked with MTM Ranch at mtmranch.com or 480-488-4538.