Sharlot M. Hall at Pioneer's Picnic


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Mrs. Axford Unknown po0166p.jpg MS-12, Box 19, Folder 2 B&W 1928.0001.0060 po0166p Print 2.5x4.5 Photo Collections 1930 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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Sharlot M. Hall at the Pioneer Picnic near Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde, Arizona area. Backside of photo states: " Taken by Mrs. Axford at Pioneer Picnic at Montezuma Castle, 1930."

In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. October 27, 1870, d. April 9, 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Arizona. She moved twelve miles southeast of Prescott, Arizona at Lynx Creek, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward "Ted" V. Hall.

Sharlot became a poet, a writer, a journalist, an associate editor of "Out West" magazine, and served as Arizona's Territorial Historian from 1909-1912. In addition, she became the first steward and curator of the Arizona Governor's Mansion in Prescott, which she eventually turned into a Museum beginning in 1928. Today, she is the namesake of the Sharlot Hall Museum.

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