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    • Exhibit Introduction

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Museum plaque presenting an overview of the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame Exhibit.
    • Exhibit Acknowledgments

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Museum plaque listing acknowledgments for Arizona Women's Hall of Fame Exhibit
    • Whole Quilt and Plaque 1985a

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • A custom-made quilt depicting, left to right and top to bottom Arizona Women's Hall of Fame inductees (left to right and top to bottom): Eulalia Elias, Nellie Cashman, Sallie Davis Hayden, Rachel Emma Allen Berry, Mary Bernard Aguirre, and Sarah...
    • Eulalia Elias 1786-1865

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Eulalia Elias helped co-found Babocomari in southeastern Arizona with her brother. This land was used for major cattle ranching operations, which became an economic backbone for Arizona. When the US-Mexico border was being drawn, a boundary...
    • Nellie Cashman 1844-1925

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Nellie Cashman was a pioneer, prospector and businesswoman. She traveled in the western United States from Arizona to Alaska living and working in mining camps. Her kindness and honest business practices in mining communities earned her the...
    • Sallie Davis Hayden 1842-1907

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Sallie Hayden was the wife of Charles Trumbull Hayden, known for developing Tempe through his mill and ferry. She was a teacher, a postmistress, a local school board member, a campaigner for politicians, an entertainer for suffrage speakers, and...
    • Rachel Emma Allen Berry 1859-1948

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Rachel Berry was one of the first women in the United States to win election to the state legislature. She advocated for the current state flag of Arizona, bills about child education and child welfare, attempted to banish cigars and chewing...
    • Mary Bernard Aguirre 1844-1906

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Mary Bernard was born on June 23, 1844 in Missouri. She moved frequently with her family. After she married at Epifanio Aguirre at age 16, she continued to move around with her husband. In 1870, on one of her visits to Arizona, her husband was...
    • Sarah Herring Sorin 1861-1914

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Sarah Herring Sorin wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps as a lawyer in a time when most lawyers were men and women were not allowed to serve on juries. She eventually joined her father in the Tucson law practice Herring & Sorin, but her...
    • Whole Quilt and Plaque 1985b

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • A custom-made quilt depicting, left to right and top to bottom Arizona Women's Hall of Fame inductees Mary Russell Ferrell Colton, Laura E. Herron, Placida Garcia Smith, Jane H. Rider, Ida Redbird, Anna Moore Shaw, Ana Frohmiller, Grace M. Sparkes,...
    • Mary Russell Ferrell Colton 1889-1971

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Mary Russell Ferrell Colton and her husband, Harold Colton, founded the Museum of Northern Arizona together. While her husband directed the museum, Mary was the curator of art and ethnology. She devoted her life to preserving the traditional...
    • Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter 1869-1956

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Mary Jane Colter graduated from the California School of Design and then taught for 15 years. Her experience landed her a job with the Fred Harvey Company in 1902 to design the new “Indian Building” at the Grand Canyon. She based her design off...
    • Laura E. Herron 1892-1966

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Laura Herron was a Stanford and University of California Berkley graduate. She taught physical education in California and then Arizona high schools before she was asked to develop Phoenix’s recreation programs. She helped to organize one of the...
    • Placida Garcia Smith 1896-1981

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Placida Elvira Garcia Smith became a teacher in 1915 and taught for most of her life. In 1931 she became director of the Friendly House which taught immigrants about their new country. She helped these immigrants learn English and skills that would...
    • Jane H. Rider 1889-1981

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Jane Rider devoted herself to the health of Arizonans for over 50 years. She helped publicize sanitation problems in Arizona’s water and to prove the link between infant mortality and unpasteurized milk. Her impact on Arizona’s health was so...
    • Ida Redbird 1892-1971

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Ida Redbird was a master potter of the Maricopa tribe. Ida helped revive Maricopa pottery and was known for using the ancient paddle and anvil technique of potting. She fought to raise awareness of Maricopa potters and to raise the prices that...
    • Anna Moore Shaw 1898-1976

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Anna Shaw was a Pima woman from the Gila Indian Reservation. Her father converted to Christianity when she was 10, and at that point she was immersed in Anglo culture. She had to quickly learn English and go to school in Phoenix. She preserved her...
    • Ana Frohmiller 1891-1971

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Ana Frohmiller held public office in Arizona from 1922 until 1950, when she was the first woman in Arizona to be nominated for governor. As a politician, she was known for her honest expenditures and her ability to say “no” to other...
    • Grace M. Sparks 1893-1963

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Grace Sparkes worked to develop and bring progress to northern Arizona. Many sights in northern Arizona, such as the land around the Montezuma Castle National Monument and Coronado Entrada National Monument are a result of her campaigning. She also...
    • Lorna Lockwood 1903-1977

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Lorna Lockwood followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer. She was the only woman in her graduating class, but president of her school’s bar association. She then worked as a stenographer, elected representative, and vice president...

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