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Orchard Ranch front with path
Sharlot Hall, Joe and Dave Dougherty at Governor's Mansion
Samuel, Minnie and Edward Boblett
Peacock at Orchard Ranch, Dewey, Arizona
Sharlot M. Hall with Curly Bangs
Orchard Ranch windmill and bare trees
Sharlot M. Hall reading in office
Sharlot Hall leaning over and feeding pigs
Sharlot and her cousin Edward J. Boblett
Sharlot in profile facing right
Sharlot and James Hall and Alice Hewins at Sunset Crater
Sharlot M. Hall in Copper Dress - Upper Body Shot
Sharlot Hall, hand on hip, and Tony Johns at Tuzigoot National Monument
Sharlot M. Hall and Eugene Neuman Seated on Boulders
Orchard Ranch behind fence with orchard at right
John C. Boblett
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Sharlot Hall before Fort Misery on museum grounds

Sharlot Hall before Fort Misery on museum grounds

Sharlot Hall standing before Fort Misery on grounds of museum. In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. October 27, 1870, d. April 9, 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Lynx Creek, Arizona, 12 miles southeast of Prescott, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward V. Hall (Ted). She became a poet, penning a book of poetry, Cactus and Pine, and a journalist, also serving a stint as editor of Out West Magazine. In 1909, she became the first woman to hold public office in Arizona when she was appointed Territorial Historian. After leaving office in 1912, she cared for her aging parents at their farm, Orchard Ranch, until their deaths. She returned to public life in 1924 when she was selected as elector to carry Arizona's vote to Washington, D. C. In 1927, her long-time dream was realized when the original Territorial Governors Mansion in Prescott was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. During this period she also was a popular speaker before civic and professional groups throughout Arizona. She died on April 9, 1943, and her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address.Fort Misery is believed to be the first building built in Prescott, constructed in late 1863 and early 1864 by Manuel Yrissari, a trader from New Mexico and used as a store. After serving as a boarding house operated by Mary Ramos (“Virgin Mary”), it was later purchased by Judge John Howard and used as his office, home and gathering place until 1892. The first session of the Supreme Court of the Arizona Territory was held there. After purchase and use by several other families, it was disassembled in 1934 and moved to the museum grounds where it was reassembled. In the mid 1990's it was restored to its original condition.


Sharlot Hall, Governor & Mrs. LaGuardia and officials

Sharlot Hall, Governor & Mrs. LaGuardia and officials

l. to r. Fjorello LaGuardia, Charles Robb, Mrs. LaGuardia, Sharlot Hall, Grace Sparkes and unidentified man before Governor's Mansion. In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. 1870, d. 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Lynx Creek, Arizona, 12 miles southeast of Prescott, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward V. Hall (Ted). She became a poet, penning a book of poetry, Cactus and Pine, and a journalist, also serving a stint as editor of Out West Magazine. In 1909, she became the first woman to hold public office in Arizona when she was appointed Territorial Historian. After leaving office in 1912, she cared for her aging parents at their farm, Orchard Ranch, until their deaths. She returned to public life in 1924 when she was selected as elector to carry Arizona's vote to Washington, D. C. In 1927, her long-time dream was realized when the original Territorial Governors Mansion in Prescott was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. During this period she also was a popular speaker before civic and professional groups throughout Arizona. She died on April 9, 1943, and her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address. Fiorella H. La Guardia (b. December 11, 1882; d. September 20, 1947) was born in New York City, the son of Achille Luigi Carlo La Guardia, who was a musician and bandmaster of the 11th U. S. Army Infantry Band. He served in that capacity at Whipple Barracks from 1892 to 1898, during which time his son, Fiorella, attended schools in Prescott. Fiorella later practiced law in New York City, served in the U. S. Army Air Service during World War I, was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, and served as Mayor of New York City for three consecutive terms from 1934-45. He later served as director general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. When he visited Prescott in 1935 and 1938, the City he claimed to be his hometown, he received warm welcomes.Fiorella La GuMaria Fisher La Guardia served asardia's secretary for 12 years during his years in Congress and prior to their marriage. They had two adopted children, Jean and Eric. Charles F. Robb (b. 1888; d. September 25,1972) was a native of Ames, Iowa and moved to Prescott from Chicago in 1896. After attending Prescott schools, he attended Harvard Military Academy and graduated from Stanford University. He was formerly a divisional superintendent of the W. J. Burns Detective Agency. He served as an Army Intelligence Officer during World War I. He served two terms as Mayor of Prescott, from 1933 to 1937, during which time many bridges and W.P.A. Projects were completed. In later years he was associated with the A. O. Hesla Jewelry Store. One of his Prescott school friends was Fiorella La Guardia, a future Mayor of New York City, and they remained in contact following graduation. Mr. Robb, with the assistance of Mayor La Guardia, is credited with the transformation of the soon-to-be-abandoned Fort Whipple to a Veterans Administration Center. Grace Marian Sparkes (b. January 21,1893, d. October 22,1963) was born in Lead, South Dakota and moved to Arizona with her family in 1906. She worked for the Prescott Chamber of Commerce from 1911 until 1945, serving as secretary until resigning to oversee her mining interests in Cochise County. During her tenure, she helped organize the Smoki People of Prescott and joined Sharlot Hall in efforts to establish a permanent reservation for the Yavapai Indians near Prescott. Other contributions of Mrs. Sparkes included the management of the Prescott Frontier Days rodeo, the financing of the Hassayampa Hotel, and the securing of the approval of federal projects including the establishment of a Veterans Hospital, the renovation of Tuzigoot Indian Ruins and the restoration of the Governor’s Mansion. She served on the Arizona State Board of Welfare, was coordinator for an Arizona exhibit at the Chicago Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1934, and was volunteer secretary of the Northern Arizona State Fair Association.


Sharlot seated in chair in Governors Mansion

Sharlot seated in chair in Governors Mansion

Sharlot Hall seated in chair in Governors Mansion holding open book.


Snow-covered trees at Orchard Ranch

Snow-covered trees at Orchard Ranch

Snow-covered trees beside Orchard Ranch house. In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. 1870, d. 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Lynx Creek, Arizona, 12 miles southeast of Prescott, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward V. Hall (Ted). She became a poet, penning a book of poetry, Cactus and Pine, and a journalist, also serving a stint as editor of Out West Magazine. In 1909, she became the first woman to hold public office in Arizona when she was appointed Territorial Historian. After leaving office in 1912, she cared for her aging parents at their farm, Orchard Ranch, until their deaths. She returned to public life in 1924 when she was selected as elector to carry Arizona's vote to Washington, D. C. In 1927, her long-time dream was realized when the original Territorial Governor's Mansion in Prescott was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. During this period she also was a popular speaker before civic and professional groups throughout Arizona. She died on April 9, 1943, and her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address. Orchard Ranch was built in 1890 on land at the lower end of Lynx Creek valley by James Hall. It was built in the shape of a T with a crossbar running east and west and included two porches, a well and a tank. It faced the highway between Camp Verde and Prescott. From 1890-1895, apple, pear and peach trees were planted, and 120 head of cattle were raised by the Hall family. After the death of James Hall, the ranchhouse and 320 acres were sold in 1929 to Edward G. Applegate. In the following years, it was neglected, and became run down. It was rented occasionally until it was declared unfit for habitation and razed around 1966.


Sharlot Hall with Col. and Mrs. Luxmoore and Kate Cory

Sharlot Hall with Col. and Mrs. Luxmoore and Kate Cory

Mrs. Luxmoore, Sharlot Hall, and Kate Coury seated on bench,l. to r. with Col. Luxmoore in foreground, at Frontier Day. In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. 1870, d. 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Lynx Creek, Arizona, 12 miles southeast of Prescott, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward V. Hall (Ted). She became a poet, penning a book of poetry, Cactus and Pine, and a journalist, also serving a stint as editor of Out West Magazine. In 1909, she became the first woman to hold public office in Arizona when she was appointed Territorial Historian. After leaving office in 1912, she cared for her aging parents at their farm, Orchard Ranch, until their deaths. She returned to public life in 1924 when she was selected as elector to carry Arizona's vote to Washington, D. C. In 1927, her long-time dream was realized when the original Territorial Governor's Mansion in Prescott was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. During this period she also was a popular speaker before civic and professional groups throughout Arizona. She died on April 9, 1943, and her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address. Lt. Col. Charles T. P. Luxmoore served in the suppression of the mutiny in Bengal in 1857-58, at the capture of Lucknow, and in several other Indian military campaigns as a British army officer. He was active in the YMCA in India. He and his wife visited Prescott and attended the July 4, 1924 Frontier Day Rodeo with Sharlot Hall and Kate Cory. Kate Thomson Cory (b. February 8, 1861, d. June 12, 1958) was born in Waukegan, Illinois and studied art at the Cooper Union in New York City. She worked as a commercial artist before traveling to Arizona in 1905 where she hoped to start an artist colony on the Hopi reservation at Oraibi. She lived among the Hopi for seven years, participating in their rituals and ceremonies, painting and taking more than 500 photographs of tribal members. In 1912 she moved to Prescott where she became a well-known artist and sculptor, as well as an acknowledged expert on Native American customs. She participated in the design and furnishing of the Smoki Museum where some of her paintings are displayed. She was a close friend of Sharlot Hall, was at her bedside when she died, and is buried beside her in the Pioneer Cemetery in Prescott.


Orchard Ranch seen from hill.

Orchard Ranch seen from hill.

Orchard Ranch as seen from the hill on right. In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. 1870, d. 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Lynx Creek, Arizona, 12 miles southeast of Prescott, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward V. Hall (Ted). She became a poet, penning a book of poetry, Cactus and Pine, and a journalist, also serving a stint as editor of Out West Magazine. In 1909, she became the first woman to hold public office in Arizona when she was appointed Territorial Historian. After leaving office in 1912, she cared for her aging parents at their farm, Orchard Ranch, until their deaths. She returned to public life in 1924 when she was selected as elector to carry Arizona's vote to Washington, D. C. In 1927, her long-time dream was realized when the original Territorial Governor's Mansion in Prescott was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. During this period she also was a popular speaker before civic and professional groups throughout Arizona. She died on April 9, 1943, and her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address. Orchard Ranch was built in 1890 on land at the lower end of Lynx Creek valley by James Hall. It was built in the shape of a T with a crossbar running east and west and included two porches, a well and a tank. It faced the highway between Camp Verde and Prescott. From 1890-1895, apple, pear and peach trees were planted, and 120 head of cattle were raised by the Hall family. After the death of James Hall, the ranchhouse and 320 acres were sold in 1929 to Edward G. Applegate. In the following years, it was neglected, and became run down. It was rented occasionally until it was declared unfit for habitation and razed around 1966.


Sharlot M. Hall's Gravestone

Sharlot M. Hall's Gravestone

Sharlot M. Hall's gravestone in Arizona Pioneer Home Cemetery.


Graining stones at Sharlot Hall Museum

Graining stones at Sharlot Hall Museum

Graining stones at Sharlot Hall Museum. Photo taken by Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Behrend during visit to museum.


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  • Water windmill at Orchard Ranch

    Water windmill at Orchard Ranch with James Hall standing below. In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. 1870, d. 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Lynx Creek, Arizona, 12 miles southeast of Prescott, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward V. Hall (Ted). She became a poet, penning a book of poetry, Cactus and Pine, and a journalist, also serving a stint as editor of Out West Magazine. In 1909, she became the first woman to hold public office in Arizona when she was appointed Territorial Historian. After leaving office in 1912, she cared for her aging parents at their farm, Orchard Ranch, until their deaths. She returned to public life in 1924 when she was selected as elector to carry Arizona's vote to Washington, D. C. In 1927, her long-time dream was realized when the original Territorial Governor's Mansion in Prescott was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. During this period she also was a popular speaker before civic and professional groups throughout Arizona. She died on April 9, 1943, and her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address. Orchard Ranch was built in 1890 on land at the lower end of Lynx Creek valley by James Hall. It was built in the shape of a T with a crossbar running east and west and included two porches, a well and a tank. It faced the highway between Camp Verde and Prescott. From 1890-1895, apple, pear and peach trees were planted, and 120 head of cattle were raised by the Hall family. After the death of James Hall, the ranchhouse and 320 acres were sold in 1929 to Edward G. Applegate. In the following years, it was neglected, and became run down. It was rented occasionally until it was declared unfit for habitation and razed around 1966.

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  • Washington School Kindergarten class at Governor's Mansion at Sharlot Hall Museum

    Washington School Kindergarten class in front of Governor's Mansion on Sharlot Hall Museum Grounds, Prescott, Arizona, c. 1928

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  • Uncle Dick Thomas of Dewey

    Uncle Dick Thomas of Dewey. On the back of 1928-001-i324, Edward Hall on horseback.

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  • Two views of Sharlot in long striped dress

    Two views of Sharlot in long striped dress & floral hat taken when she worked on the "Out West" magazine in California.

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  • Tree on Orchard Ranch

    Tree on hill above Orchard Ranch.

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  • Theo Van Cino portrait given to Sharlot Hall

    Theo Van Cino portrait photo signed and given to Sharlot Hall.

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  • The Hall Family Portrait

    The Hall Family - Sharlot with her mother, Adeline, father, James, and brother, Edward "Ted."

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  • Stone at Sharlot Hall Museum erected by General Crook

    Stone at Sharlot Hall Museum erected by General Crook. Photo taken by Ernest and Molly Behrend during visit to museum. Ernst Richard Behrend (b.March 29, 1869, d. September 22,1940) was born in Germany and after receiving an engineering degree, he emigrated to the United States in 1896 and worked in the paper industry. After his father raised the investment capital to build a sulfite pulp and paper mill, he co-founded, with his father and brother, the Hammermill Paper Company in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mr. Behrend served as its president for its first 40 years, and by the late 1920’s, the company had about 80% of the paper market. He was a prominent civic leader in Erie, serving on a number of boards until his death in 1940. He was inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in 2012. Mary Brownell Behrend (b.December 26,1879, d. July 5, 1976), nicknamed Molly, was a Newport, Rhode Island debutante before marrying Ernst Behrend in 1907. The couple had two children. Their only son died in a traffic accident in 1929, and after her husband’s death in 1940, she donated the family’s country estate, the Glenhill farmhouse and the 400 acres surrounding it, to Penn State University. The Behrend Center was dedicated in 1940 as a memorial to Ernst and it later became Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Mrs. Behrend became known as the “mother” of Penn State Behrend.

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  • Snow-covered trees at Orchard Ranch

    Snow-covered trees beside Orchard Ranch house. In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. 1870, d. 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Lynx Creek, Arizona, 12 miles southeast of Prescott, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward V. Hall (Ted). She became a poet, penning a book of poetry, Cactus and Pine, and a journalist, also serving a stint as editor of Out West Magazine. In 1909, she became the first woman to hold public office in Arizona when she was appointed Territorial Historian. After leaving office in 1912, she cared for her aging parents at their farm, Orchard Ranch, until their deaths. She returned to public life in 1924 when she was selected as elector to carry Arizona's vote to Washington, D. C. In 1927, her long-time dream was realized when the original Territorial Governor's Mansion in Prescott was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. During this period she also was a popular speaker before civic and professional groups throughout Arizona. She died on April 9, 1943, and her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address. Orchard Ranch was built in 1890 on land at the lower end of Lynx Creek valley by James Hall. It was built in the shape of a T with a crossbar running east and west and included two porches, a well and a tank. It faced the highway between Camp Verde and Prescott. From 1890-1895, apple, pear and peach trees were planted, and 120 head of cattle were raised by the Hall family. After the death of James Hall, the ranchhouse and 320 acres were sold in 1929 to Edward G. Applegate. In the following years, it was neglected, and became run down. It was rented occasionally until it was declared unfit for habitation and razed around 1966.

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  • Sharlot, and her Uncle and Aunt Boblett

    Sharlot M. Hall (standing) with her Aunt Mary "May" Boblett and her Uncle Sam M. Boblett, prior to their move to Arizona.

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  • Sharlot's Pet Cat "Zeb"

    This is one of Sharlot M. Hall's pet cats, which she named Zeb.

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  • Sharlot with purse in traveling clothes

    Sharlot Hall in hat and traveling clothes by tree and suitcase.

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  • Sharlot standing in street wearing hat

    Sharlot Hall standing in street wearing hat.

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  • Sharlot standing by wall in hat

    Sharlot M. Hall standing by wall in hat and fancy dress.

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  • Sharlot standing by vine in hat and fancy dress

    Sharlot M. Hall standing by vine in hat and fancy dress.

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