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Sharlot M. Hall with lace shawl on head

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Sharlot Hall with lace shawl around her head.
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File Name: po0173p.jpg
Location: MS-12 - Box 18 - Folder 1
Medium: B&W
New Call Number: 1928-0001-0040
Old Call Number: po0173p
Original Format: Photo card
Photo Collection: Sharlot M. Hall
Photo Date: 1895-1910
Rights: Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Size: 5x7

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Old Call Number po0173p
New Call Number 1928-0001-0040
Photo Collection Sharlot M. Hall
Location MS-12 - Box 18 - Folder 1
Creator No
Distributor No
Photo Date 1895-1910
Medium B&W
Original Format Photo card
Size 5x7
File Name po0173p.jpg
Rights Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Staff Notes No
Description Sharlot Hall with lace shawl around her head. 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 Polk Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Boblett 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, reemerging into 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, contrary to her wishes, her funeral was a large affair with the Governor giving the principal address.