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    • Oral History with Burton Carter, July 11, 2011

    • Carter, Burton
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Arizona; Boy Scouts--Arizona; Explosions--Railroad facilities--Arizona--Kingman
    • Burton Carter grew up in Saint George, Utah and moved to Kingman, Arizona shortly after getting married in the 1960s. Mr. Carter discusses his tax, insurance, and securities business, his involvement in the Boy Scouts, and in the Latter Day Saints...
    • Grace M. Sparkes (1893-1963)

    • Bloom
    • 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,...
    • Ida Redbird (1892-1971)

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Pauline Cushman (1833-1893)

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Women and War; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female; Women Spies -- United States
    • An aggressive and outspoken woman for her times, Cushman spent her Arizona years in Casa Grande managing her husband's saloon and livery business. Before coming to Arizona, she worked as an actress and as a Union spy infiltrating Rebel territory...
    • Helen Hamlin Allen (1884-1963)

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Clara Cornblith Samuels (1887-1970)

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Berta Coveney

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Laura Montgomery

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Josephine Goldwater (1875-1966)

    • Unknown
    • 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....
    • Ruth Reinhold (1902-1985)

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Reinhold, Ruth M.; Women Air Pilots -- Arizona
    • One of the first women pilots in Arizona, this great aviator's career in the field of aviation was wide ranging. She flew charter service, sold airplanes, was an instructor in the Civilian Pilot Training Program, and was involved in barnstorming...
    • Adeline Bobblett Hall (1844-1912)

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Virginia Finney Lowdermilk

    • Edward Kemp
    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Dude Ranch -- Arizona; Women in Tourism -- Arizona
    • Known as the "Flower of the Frontier," Virginia Lowdermilk was born and raised in the Southwest and pursued ranch life for many years in Arizona before developing a business in tourism. With her husband Romaine she owned and operated the Soda...
    • Gertrude Tolfree Tupper and Friends

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Adele Slivers and Ruth Henderson

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Bessie Ethel Hatz Bork (1879-1935)

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Preva Fireman (1890-1968)

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Grocery Trade -- Arizona
    • Preva was 16 years old when she immigrated to San Francisco in 1906, the year of the big fire. She married Samuel Fireman in 1910 and moved to Arizona in 1916. With their three children they moved from Superior to Prescott to Phoenix to Glendale....
    • Anna R. Stewart (1876-1959)

    • Unknown
    • 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...

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