Ferry Boat "Nellie T." at Parker
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Nellie Trent Bush, born on November 29, 1888, was an Arizona state legislator and justice of the peace and died on October 27, 1963. In her career, she was first a teacher, then a ferry-boat pilot and street car conductor. She was a business woman, airplane pilot, coroner, school principal, and a leader in Arizona women's clubs. Nellie rose to national fame in 1934 for piloting the National Guard across the Colorado River in her boats, in a political protest over the construction of the Parker Dam.
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