Among the many people who came to visit at the stately home at 85 Rincon Road were relatives from Kansas and Massachusetts, friends from Colorado (in 1894 Louise was at the University of Denver and Tom was a miner in Telluride), Tucson friends, university and civic officials. Letters dated from 1907 to 1956 give a picture of business and personal activities. The home was also a business office, and visitors came by appointment. Since it was a private home, sometimes people did not understand that it was a working office and Louise, particularly in later years, was too busy to see people.
Through the years, the home was open to many friends. Grady Gammage and wife Dixie, friends of the Marshalls from his student days; married in 1913. He graduated from UA in 1916. After that time he was editor of the Tucson Post newspaper published by Tom. Dixie and Louise maintained a close friendship with weekly letters. The Gammages were frequent houseguests.
I remember the first Mrs. Gammage in her later years. She was not well. Grady was very concerned about her. I thought of them as an elderly couple. Dixie died in 1948; in 1949 Grady married Kathrine Klink. Their joy was complete when son Grady Jr. was born. I had aged five years during this time, Grady, Sr. seemed twenty-five years younger. He was a personable and commanding man, I shall always remember his infectious enthusiasm for life.
Dr. Gammage was one of Arizona's leading educators, having been president of what is now Northern Arizona University from 1926 to the summer of 1933 when he became president of Arizona State Teachers College. It became Arizona State University while he was president. He was ASU president and a board member of the Marshall Foundation when he died in 1959.
Leila Tilton was long-time friend. In 1884 the Foucars built their home in North Woburn near the Tilton parsonage. Lila married Charles Harrington, a physician in Peterborough NH from 1900 to 1940; after his retirement the Harringtons spent several winters here and became my parent's friends.