Bob Boze Bell to discuss crazy Arizona legends March 14 at Superstition Mountain Museum

Bob Boze Bell

Humorist, artist, radio personality, historian, editor and musician Bob Boze Bell is all these things wrapped up in one colorful package.

On Thursday, March 14, he will discuss the truth behind some “Crazy Arizona Legends” as part of the Superstition Mountain Museum’s free winter lecture series.

The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at the museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, north of Apache Junction. Attendees are encouraged to come early and bring their own seating as a large crowd is expected. Admission and parking are free.

Mr. Bell’s work has appeared in Arizona Highways, Playboy, National Lampoon, The Arizona Republic and True West magazine. He appears often on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and the Westerns Channel (“True West Moments”), according to a release.

A lifelong student of Arizona history — having grown up in Kingman on Route 66 — and an accomplished artist and illustrator, he has published several colorful and groundbreaking books on the West. Among the subjects are Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and a compilation of “Classic Gunfights,” according to the release.

In 1999, Mr. Bell, along with two other Old West friends, bought “True West” Magazine and he serves as the editor out of an office in Cave Creek. The magazine, published since 1953, continues to grow and features the distinctive style of Mr. Bell’s creative vision, the release states.

Weekly lectures are held outdoors in the amphitheater on the grounds of the Superstition Mountain Museum. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are invited to come early and watch a free demonstration of the 20-stamp ore mill on the museum grounds at 1 p.m.

Go to superstitionmountainmuseum.org or call 480-983-4888.

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