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Sharlot Hall's dog, Watch, seated

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Sharlot Hall's dog, Watch, seated, at Orchard Ranch.
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.
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File Name: an009pb.jpg
Location: SHM-MS-12 - Box 19 - Folder 6
Medium: Cyanotype
New Call Number: 1928-0001-0224
Old Call Number: AN009PB
Original Format: Photo album page
Photo Collection: Sharlot M. Hall
Photo Date: Unknown
Rights: Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Size: 3.5x5

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Old Call Number AN009PB
New Call Number 1928-0001-0224
Photo Collection Sharlot M. Hall
Location SHM-MS-12 - Box 19 - Folder 6
Creator No
Distributor No
Photo Date Unknown
Medium Cyanotype
Original Format Photo album page
Size 3.5x5
File Name an009pb.jpg
Rights Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Staff Notes No
Description Sharlot Hall's dog, Watch, seated, at Orchard Ranch. 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.