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    • Adele Slivers and Ruth Henderson

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Nursing -- Arizona; Indians of North American -- Arizona
    • Adele Slivers and Ruth Henderson are commemorated here as the first graduates from the Sage Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Ganado, Arizona on November 29, 1933. At the time it served as the only accredited School of Nursing for Native...
    • Adeline Bobblett Hall (1844-1912)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona
    • Adeline Bobblett was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 23, 1844. At 22 she moved to Kansas to teach school in the Solomon Valley. There she met James Hall, a rough-talking, tobacco-chewing buffalo hunter and frontiersman, whom she soon married. With...
    • Anna R. Stewart (1876-1959)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Teachers -- Arizona; Home Economics -- Study and Teaching -- Arizona
    • Teaching was one of the generally accepted occupations for women, and Anna Stewart taught the teachers. Educated at Tempe Normal School (now Arizona State University), the University of California, and Bradley Polytechnic Institute, she returned to...
    • Berta Coveney

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona
    • This photograph, while undated, was probably taken during the 1880's. Though Ms. Coveney's personal history is unknown, her father was James M. Cotton, a businessman in Phoenix during the last half of the 19th century. He and George E. Mowry were...
    • Bessie Ethel Hatz Bork (1879-1935)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Teachers -- Arizona; Librarians -- Arizona
    • Daughter of Katherine and Daniel Hatz, Bessie was one of the first to graduate from high school in Prescott, and was reputed to be the most beautiful girl in town. She studied at San Diego Normal School and then returned to Arizona to teach at...
    • Clara Cornblith Samuels (1887-1970)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Grocery Trade -- Arizona
    • Born in Poland, Clara immigrated to the United States via Mexico, acquiring fluency in the Russian, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish and English languages. She married Samuel Samuels in El Paso, Texas in 1910 and moved to Arizona two years later. An...
    • Dirtie Girtie

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Prostitutes -- Arizona -- Tombstone; Prostitution -- Arizona -- History
    • Though her photograph was found in the Goldwater Collection, further mention of Dirtie Gertie in the histories of Prescott, where she is said to have lived, has not survived. It is possible that she and Little Gertie of Tombstone may have been the...
    • Duett Ellison-Hunt (1867-1934)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona
    • This woman was a true lady in all ways, even while hunting grizzly bears, roping, branding and breaking steers. She refused to wear trousers, she would never let a cowboy wear spurs or chaps in her home, nor were they allowed to swear, chew...
    • Eunice Morago

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Indians of North America -- Arizona; Women and War
    • History has almost forgotten Eunice Morago, seen here as a weathered old woman still showing character and strength. Her tribe is not known, but an intriguing note on the reverse of the photograph indicates that she "led a war party." Native...
    • Francisca Stevens (1855 ca.-1882)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Apache Indians -- History -- Arizona
    • Several sources indicate that Francisca was the daughter of Es-Kel-Thes-e-la, hereditary Chief of the Coyotero Band of Apache Indians. It is said that her husband, George Stevens, married her for the protection it gave him during his travels in...
    • Gertrude Tolfree Tupper and Friends

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Cyclists -- Arizona
    • We believe this photograph of Gertrude Tolfree Tupper and her cyclist friends was taken around the beginning of the 20th century. Although Gertrude seems to have been lost in the pages of history, this photograph may have shown her as a member of a...
    • Grace Bartell "Little Egypt"

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Prostitutes -- Arizona -- Prescott; Prostitution -- Arizona -- History
    • Prescott's Whiskey Row, also known as Montezuma Street, was the center for much of the nightlife of early Prescott. Most of the saloons were located there, and it was there in 1910 that Grace Bartell, or "Little Egypt," performed her belly dance at...
    • Grace M. Sparkes (1893-1963)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Yavapai County (Ariz.) -- History; Prescott (Ariz.) -- History
    • Prescott would not have been the same without the efforts of Grace Sparkes. During the 34 years she worked for the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, Grace was instrumental in developing good roads across the state, building a first class hotel in town,...
    • Helen Hamlin Allen (1884-1963)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Barbers -- Arizona
    • Born in Phoenix, Mary Helen Hamlin dropped her first name sometime after she married James H. Allen in 1910. A stockowner, avid theatergoer, and Republican representative to the Election Board, she is chiefly known for her 35 years as a barber at...
    • Ida Redbird (1892-1971)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Redbird, Ida; Maricopa Indians -- Pottery
    • Ida Redbird, master potter of the Maricopa Indians, is credited with being the leader of the movement to improve the quality of Maricopa ceramics, gaining national fame and appropriate prices for their wares. An articulate but modest artist, she...
    • Josephine Goldwater (1875-1966)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona
    • Josephine ("Jo") Goldwater was truly one-of-a-kind. Jo was a high-spirited non-conformist who loved the outdoors, spoke her mind, and had an adventuresome spirit. She was a major influence in the lives of her children Barry, Robert, and Carolyn....
    • Laura Montgomery

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Prostitutes -- Arizona -- Prescott; Prostitution -- Arizona -- History
    • Often called "hurdy gurdy" or "crib girls," prostitutes such as Laura Montgomery were an integral part of the social fabric in the rough frontier towns of early Arizona where life was hard and women were few. Laura lived in Prescott around the turn...
    • Lottie Whiteside

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Women in Medicine -- Arizona
    • During Arizona's territorial period many women were recognized as "doctors." One such woman was Lottie Whiteside. Dr. Whiteside of Wickenburg did not possess a professional degree; however, she skillfully cared for the sick. Like many of the women...
    • Nellie T. Bush (1888-1963)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Teachers -- Arizona; Women Legislators -- Arizona
    • Surely one of the first women in Arizona to believe that she could "have it all," Nellie Bush pursued many different careers during her lifetime. After receiving a teacher's diploma at Tempe Normal School (now Arizona State University), she taught...
    • Ortha Belle Walter Cook (1903-1984)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Women -- Employment -- Arizona; Dry Cleaning Industry -- Arizona
    • Many of the women of the West are not mentioned in the history books. Orpha Belle Cook is one whose life is shared only through a few remaining photographs. Within these photographs she is revealed as a working woman unafraid to manage such diverse...

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