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    • 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 politicians....
    • Vernell Coleman 1918-1990

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Vernell Coleman was hugely involved in her church and improving the welfare of Hispanic and blacks in Phoenix. She was instrumental in removing barriers between the community and police in neighborhoods with high crime rates, and successfully...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Guess Eleanor Birchett 1881-1979

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Guess Eleanor Birchett was involved in women's clubs and civic organizations, and also had an intense passion for nature. She was a charter member of the Desert Botanical Gardens and helped develop parks in her hometown of Tempe, Arizona. She was...
    • Helen Congdon D'Autremont 1889-1966

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Helen Congdon d’Autremont and her husband, State Senator Hubert d’Autremont, gave to the needy during the Depression. Helen maintained her devotion to the public her whole life. She helped found interracial low-cost housing development, she worked...
    • Eulalia 'Sister' Bourne 1897-1984

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Eulalia 'Sister' Bourne was a teacher to mostly Hispanic students in Tucson at a time when students were not allowed to speak Spanish in the classroom. Eulalia Bourne asked her students to tutor her in Spanish and then attended the University of...
    • Jessie Benton Evans 1866-1954

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Jesse Benton Evans was an internationally renowned artist by the time she settled in Scottsdale, Arizona. She and her husband built an Italian-style villa on their 40 acres, influencing home architecture and the use of adobe for individuals....
    • Grace Chapella 1874-1980

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Grace Chapella was a Tewa Hopi devoted to her clan and culture in a time when extraordinary changes were approaching her homeland. She was among the first class of her tribe to attend school, and became fluent in English, Tewa and Hopi. In addition...
    • Clara Osborne Botzum 1894-1986

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Clara Botzum was from Parker, Arizona and devoted her life as both a private citizen and state legislator to develop Parker and the Colorado River Valley. Through her efforts, the Parker Bridge was constructed and revived mining.

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    • Minnie K. Guenther 1890-1982

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Minnie Knoop Guenther was the wife of missionary E. Edgar Guenther, and together they devoted themselves to the care of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. In addition to learning the Apache language she participated in daily chores, created school...
    • 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...
    • Margaret Bell Douglas 1880-1963

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Margaret Bell Douglas lived an active life full of nation-wide travel because of her husband Walter Douglas’s high-ranking job with Phelps Dodge. As a learned and experienced botanist and horticulturalist, Margaret realized on her travels that...
    • Josephine W. Goldwater 1875-1966

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Josephine Goldwater was a registered nurse in Illinois but before she established her career she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. The only known cure for her was to move to Arizona. Her health quickly returned and as one of the few registered...
    • Maie Bartlett Heard 1868-1951

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Maie Bartlett Heard moved to Phoenix with her husband, Dwight, to help him recover from a chest ailment. After he recovered, they became extremely involved with their community. Dwight Heard purchased ‘The Arizona Republican’ newspaper (today...
    • Margaret Taylor Hance 1923-1990

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Margaret Hance was a mother to three children and an active citizen in Phoenix; she was involved with St. Luke’s Hospital, the Junior League of Phoenix, the United Fund, the Fiesta Bowl Committee, the Harrington Arthritis Center, and the Arizona...
    • Angela Hutchinson Hammer 1870-1952

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • Angela Hammer was a journalist known for her aggressive but honest reporting. She purchased the ‘Wickenburg Miner’ and turned it into a successful moneymaker. Using the funds from this paper, she went on to publish ‘Swansea Times’ and ‘Wenden...

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