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    • Learning Packet: Work

    • Sonoran Heritage and Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library)
    • Working class -- Arizona -- History; Technology -- Social aspects -- Arizona -- History; Occupations -- Arizona -- History.
    • The "Work" learning packet is designed to encourage the user to define work and employment in its past and present forms, as well as to promote discussion of the varying ways of life of the different cultures present in the Sonoran Desert region....
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Viola Jimulla (1878-1966)

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    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Yavapai Indians -- History; Yavapai Indians -- Politics and Government -- Arizona
    • Viola Jimulla was the energetic Chief of the Yavapai Indians from 1940 to 1966, known for helping her people to much greater prosperity. Working alongside Prescott business leaders, she was successful in expanding the reservation by 1300 acres in...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Pauline Cushman (1833-1893)

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

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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