Moving portraits of seventeen independent women who helped make Arizona what it is today
Remarkable Arizona Women profiles the lives of seventeen of the state’s most fascinating figures—women from across Arizona, from many different backgrounds, and from various walks of life. Read about Sister Mary Fidelia McMahon, designer of a thriving Tucson hospital; Sharlot Mabridth Hall, poet and territorial historian; Pearl Hart, the original lady bandit; and Polingaysi Qöyawayma, a Hopi educator of thousands of young people. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today.
The third edition features new biographies of Laura Kerman, the Tohono O’odham seed saver; Sara Plummer Lemmon, nineteenth-century botanist and artist; and Ayra Hammonds Hackett, the only African American female newspaper owner in Arizona—and one of very few in the entire country.
Each of these women demonstrated an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this captivating collection of biographies.
Wynne Brown is a freelance writer, editor, and graphic designer. She has written three books, in addition to many newspaper and magazine articles, on topics including science, health, history, trails, environmental issues, horses, travel, the Southwest, books, and more. Her most recent book, The Forgotten Botanist: Sara Plummer Lemmon’s Life of Science and Art, was published by University of Nebraska Press (November 2021). She lives in Tucson, Arizona.