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Arizona women shaped the state from frontier days to the present (access required)

Arizona territorial historian and pioneer Sharlot Hall is pictured circa-1935 at her home in Prescott. Hall, who also served as a lobbyist and presidential elector, agreed in 1927 to house her collection of historical artifacts and documents in the old Governor’s Mansion in Prescott, turning it into a museum.Call them Arizona’s team of all-stars. From ...

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