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Sharlot Hall, hand on hip, and Tony Johns at Tuzigoot National Monument

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Sharlot Hall with hand on hip, and Tony Johns at Tuzigoot National Monument.
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.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.
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File Name: inpr1410pg.jpg
Location: SHM-MS-12 - Box19 - Folder 11
Medium: B&W
New Call Number: 1928-0001-0317
Old Call Number: INPR1410PG
Original Format: Print
Photo Collection: Sharlot M. Hall
Photo Date: c. 1930
Rights: Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Size: 3.5x5

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Old Call Number INPR1410PG
New Call Number 1928-0001-0317
Photo Collection Sharlot M. Hall
Location SHM-MS-12 - Box19 - Folder 11
Creator No
Distributor No
Photo Date c. 1930
Medium B&W
Original Format Print
Size 3.5x5
File Name inpr1410pg.jpg
Rights Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Staff Notes No
Description Sharlot Hall with hand on hip, and Tony Johns at Tuzigoot National Monument. 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.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.