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Sharlot M. Hall with Parrot

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Sharlot M. Hall with parrot perched on hand.
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File Name: po0142pa.jpg
Location: MS-12 - Box 18 - Folder 2
Medium: B&W
New Call Number: 1928-0001-0068
Old Call Number: po0142pa
Original Format: Print
Photo Collection: Sharlot M. Hall
Photo Date: 1930s
Rights: Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Size: 3.5x5

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Old Call Number po0142pa
New Call Number 1928-0001-0068
Photo Collection Sharlot M. Hall
Location MS-12 - Box 18 - Folder 2
Creator No
Distributor No
Photo Date 1930s
Medium B&W
Original Format Print
Size 3.5x5
File Name po0142pa.jpg
Rights Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Staff Notes No
Description Sharlot M. Hall with parrot perched on hand. 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.