Kathryn (Dunning) Adams


Unknown Unknown PO-xxxxp.jpg MS-39, Box A, Folder - Adams, Katherine (Dunning) Sepia 1110.0104.1101 PO-1697p Print <2x3 Photo Collections 1875 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives


This photo is the full length photo of Kathryn (Dunning) Adams. A cropped version of this photo is associated with her Rose Garden biography.

Kathryn "Kate" Alice (Dunning) Adams was born on September 23, 1846, to Andrew and Abbie (Ransom) Dunning in Plattesburg, New York. Kate was a graduate of the Normal School at Oswego, New York. She joined the westward movement in 1877 at the age of thirty-one and travelled to Santa Paula, California. In December 1879, she came to Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, which she described as “the wilds of Arizona” to become a schoolteacher at the Prescott Free Academy.


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