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Sharlot with group of officials and movie people on set of first movie at the Granite Dells. From left to right bottom row: Goldstein (Manager)(3), Sharlot Hall (5), Morris Goldwater (6). Middle row: John Robinson (1), Grace Sparks (2)Pete Castner (5), Margaret Hershfeld (6), Chris Totton (7), W.P. Stewart (11). Top row: Malcom Frazier (3), Dave Biles (4), Cornick (7) Herndon Norris (8), Tony Johns (9), Onos Jett (10). Others are actors.
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, returning 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 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 her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address.
David H. Biles (b. August 5, 1874, d. January 4,1959) was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi and moved to Prescott in 1900. Following the 1900 fire, he formed a partnership with Gerald Shelly, and they opened a men’s furnishing store in the St. Michael’s Hotel. He married Ethel T. Shull in 1904 and also in 1904, he moved his store with his new partner, Archie Lockhart, and operated it as Biles-Lockhart Clothing Company. In 1932 he was elected County Treasurer, a position he held for four years until being elected and serving for 12 years as County Assessor. His active charity work included the operation of a free employment agency.
Morris Goldwater (b. January 16, 1852, d. April 11, 1939) was born in London, England to Michael and Sarah Goldwater. Michael and his brother, Joseph, operated retail stores in rural Arizona and Phoenix, and in 1876 Michael opened a store in Prescott, which was managed by Morris. Morris and his brothers, Joe and Baron (the father of Barry Goldwater, the Republican Party’s Presidential candidate in 1964), expanded the business into two stores. Morris established the Prescott Mine Exchange, was an organizer of the Prescott National Bank, the Prescott Rifles, and the Dudes volunteer fire company, and served in the Arizona Legislature. As Mayor of Prescott, a position he held for 22 nonconsecutive years, he led the construction of the city’s first water system and the Goldwater Dam, and the first paving of streets. In 1964 when Prescott celebrated its 100th anniversary, he was honored as Man of the Century.
Herndon J. Norris (b. January 1, 1890, d. February 12, 1965) was born in Flagstaff, Arizona and was educated in Prescott, Yale University and the University of Virginia law school. He practiced law in Prescott until 1923 when he moved to California and opened a women’s apparel manufacturing business. He was a co-founder of the Smoki People, serving as second chief of Smoki in 1923.
Edward A. Kastner (b. February 7,1868, d. July 22, 1933) was born in Canada and moved to Prescott in his 20’s. He was the owner of a small confectionery which eventually grew into the Piggly Wiggly Kastner store in downtown Prescott. He was an active civic leader during the 40+ years of his Prescott residence.
Grace Marian Sparkes (b.January 21,1893, d. October 22, 1963) was born in Lead, South Dakota and moved to Arizona with her family in 1906. She worked for the Prescott Chamber of Commerce from 1911 until 1945, serving as secretary until resigning to oversee her mining interests in Cochise County. During her tenure, she helped organize the Smoki People of Prescott and joined Sharlot Hall in efforts to establish a permanent reservation for the Yavapai Indians near Prescott. Other contributions of Mrs. Sparkes included the management of the Prescott Frontier Days rodeo, the financing of the Hassayampa Hotel, and the securing of the approval of federal projects including the establishment of a Veterans Hospital, the renovation of Tuzigoot Indian Ruins and the restoration of the Governor’s Mansion. She served on the Arizona State Board of Welfare, was coordinator for an Arizona exhibit at the Chicago Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1934, and was volunteer secretary of the Northern Arizona State Fair Association.
Anthony Arthur (“Tony”) Johns (b. June 10, 1865; d. May 24, 1944) was born in Cornwall, England. He came to the Prescott area in 1882 to mine, and followed various mining interests in British Columbia and California before returning to Prescott to stay. He obtained citizenship in 1890 and married Cora Weaver in 1892. They had no children. He was heavily involved in community and state organizations. He was Chief of the Prescott Volunteer Fire Department, Undersheriff for Yavapai County, Superintendent of the Northern Arizona Fair, one of the incorporators of the Prescott Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society, Chairman of the Arizona State Fair Commission, and member of the Arizona Board of Regents. His political career included serving in the Arizona House of Representatives for Yavapai County and later as Speaker of the House. He also served as President of the Arizona Senate. He was chairman for the Democratic Party State Central Committee, and was appointed member of the State Highway Commission in 1932. He served as both secretary and president of the Aubrey Investment Co. which had interests in roads, mining, cattle and wool. He was a major force in the Arizona Wool Growers Association as president from 1923-1937.
Malcolm Frazier was the Secretary of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Onas Jett worked for the Arizona Power Company. John Robinson was a member of the Rotary Club.
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File Name: po974p.jpg
Location: MS-12 - Box 19 - Folder 3
Medium: B&W
New Call Number: 1928-0001-0156
Old Call Number: PO974P
Original Format: Print
Photo Collection: Sharlot M. Hall
Photo Date: Unknown
Rights: Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Size: 8x10

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Old Call Number PO974P
New Call Number 1928-0001-0156
Photo Collection Sharlot M. Hall
Location MS-12 - Box 19 - Folder 3
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Distributor No
Photo Date Unknown
Medium B&W
Original Format Print
Size 8x10
File Name po974p.jpg
Rights Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
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Description Sharlot with group of officials and movie people on set of first movie at the Granite Dells. From left to right bottom row: Goldstein (Manager)(3), Sharlot Hall (5), Morris Goldwater (6). Middle row: John Robinson (1), Grace Sparks (2)Pete Castner (5), Margaret Hershfeld (6), Chris Totton (7), W.P. Stewart (11). Top row: Malcolm Frazier (3), Dave Biles (4), Cornick (7) Herndon Norris (8), Tony Johns (9), Onas Jett (10). Others are actors. 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, returning 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 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 her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address. David H. Biles (b. August 5,1874, d. January 4,1959) was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi and moved to Prescott in 1900. Following the 1900 fire, he formed a partnership with Gerald Shelly, and they opened a men’s furnishing store in the St. Michael’s Hotel. He married Ethel T. Shull in 1904 and also in 1904, he moved his store with his new partner, Archie Lockhart, and operated it as Biles-Lockhart Clothing Company. In 1932 he was elected County Treasurer, a position he held for four years until being elected and serving for 12 years as County Assessor. His active charity work included the operation of a free employment agency. Morris Goldwater (b. January 16, 1852, d. April 11, 1939) was born in London, England to Michael and Sarah Goldwater. Michael and his brother, Joseph, operated retail stores in rural Arizona and Phoenix, and in 1876 Michael opened a store in Prescott, which was managed by Morris. Morris and his brothers, Joe and Baron (the father of Barry Goldwater, the Republican Party’s Presidential candidate in 1964), expanded the business into two stores. Morris established the Prescott Mine Exchange, was an organizer of the Prescott National Bank, the Prescott Rifles, and the Dudes volunteer fire company, and served in the Arizona Legislature. As Mayor of Prescott, a position he held for 22 nonconsecutive years, he led the construction of the city’s first water system and the Goldwater Dam, and the first paving of streets. In 1964 when Prescott celebrated its 100th anniversary, he was honored as Man of the Century. Herndon J. Norris (b. January 1, 1890, d. February 12,1965) was born in Flagstaff, Arizona and was educated in Prescott, Yale University and the University of Virginia law school. He practiced law in Prescott until 1923 when he moved to California and opened a women’s apparel manufacturing business. He was a co-founder of the Smoki People, serving as second chief of Smoki in 1923. Edward A. Kastner (b. February 7,1868, d. July 22,1933) was born in Canada and moved to Prescott in his 20’s. He was the owner of a small confectionery which eventually grew into the Piggly Wiggly Kastner store in downtown Prescott. He was an active civic leader during the 40+ years of his Prescott residence. Grace Marian Sparkes (b. January 21,1893, d. October 22,1963) was born in Lead, South Dakota and moved to Arizona with her family in 1906. She worked for the Prescott Chamber of Commerce from 1911 until 1945, serving as secretary until resigning to oversee her mining interests in Cochise County. During her tenure, she helped organize the Smoki People of Prescott and joined Sharlot Hall in efforts to establish a permanent reservation for the Yavapai Indians near Prescott. Other contributions of Mrs. Sparkes included the management of the Prescott Frontier Days rodeo, the financing of the Hassayampa Hotel, and the securing of the approval of federal projects including the establishment of a Veterans Hospital, the renovation of Tuzigoot Indian Ruins and the restoration of the Governor’s Mansion. She served on the Arizona State Board of Welfare, was coordinator for an Arizona exhibit at the Chicago Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1934, and was volunteer secretary of the Northern Arizona State Fair Association. Anthony Arthur (“Tony”) Johns (b. June 10, 1865; d. May 24, 1944) was born in Cornwall, England. He came to the Prescott area in 1882 to mine, and followed various mining interests in British Columbia and California before returning to Prescott to stay. He obtained citizenship in 1890 and married Cora Weaver in 1892. They had no children. He was heavily involved in community and state organizations. He was Chief of the Prescott Volunteer Fire Department, Undersheriff for Yavapai County, Superintendent of the Northern Arizona Fair, one of the incorporators of the Prescott Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society, Chairman of the Arizona State Fair Commission, and member of the Arizona Board of Regents. His political career included serving in the Arizona House of Representatives for Yavapai County and later as Speaker of the House. He also served as President of the Arizona Senate. He was chairman for the Democratic Party State Central Committee, and was appointed member of the State Highway Commission in 1932. He served as both secretary and president of the Aubrey Investment Co. which had interests in roads, mining, cattle and wool. He was a major force in the Arizona Wool Growers Association as president from 1923-1937. Malcolm Frazier was the Secretary of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Onas Jett worked for the Arizona Power Company. John Robinson was a member of the Rotary Club.