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Sharlot Hall, Major Doran & Allan Doyle

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Major Doran (left), Sharlot M. Hall (standing), Allan Doyle (right).
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Old Call Number: po0149.4p
New Call Number: 1928-0001-0122
Location: MS-12 - Box 18 - Folder 9
Medium: B&W
Original Format: Print
Size: 6x9
File Name: po0149.4p.jpg
Rights: Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Photo Collection: Sharlot M. Hall

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Old Call Number po0149.4p
New Call Number 1928-0001-0122
Photo Collection Sharlot M. Hall
Location MS-12 - Box 18 - Folder 9
Creator No
Distributor No
Photo Date No
Medium B&W
Original Format Print
Size 6x9
File Name po0149.4p.jpg
Rights Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
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Description Major Doran (left), Sharlot M. Hall (standing), Allan Doyle (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, returning 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 was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum 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. Major Andrews James Doran (b. July 11,1840, d. February 14,1918) was born in Ohio but left the Midwest for California in 1860. He was a member of the 5th California infantry during the Civil War, serving in Arizona, where he returned in 1876 and worked as mine superintendent and construction engineer at the Silver King mine in Pinal County. In 1882, he was elected Pinal County Sheriff and in succeeding years he was a member of the territorial Arizona legislature, serving terms in both houses. He was instrumental in the founding of the Arizona Pioneer's Home in Prescott, where he served as its first superintendent and where he resided at the time of his death. Allan Doyle (b. 1849, d. 1921) was born in Buffalo, New York and was raised in Ohio. He came to Arizona in 1872 and was engaged in mining and afterwards in stock-raising. At one time he owned a half interest in the Crown King mine. He was one of the organizers of the Territory's Republican party and was once its nominee for county recorder. He married Sarah Allen on December 25, 1877, and they moved to Flagstaff, Arizona in 1885. Doyle worked on a road to the Grand Canyon and for a contractor building the Union Pacific Railroad. He also served as a guide through Southern Utah for Zane Grey, in the Painted Desert for John Muir, and for Sharlot Hall when she traveled the Arizona Strip.