Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers

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Fascinating Profiles of Hope, Determination, and Courage 

Early Arizona girls were expected to care for younger children, cook and clean, wash clothes, milk cows, tend gardens, and round up wandering herds in a harsh and unfamiliar landscape. Each of the eleven headstrong girls profiled in Amazing Girls of Arizona strained against the confines of her chores, choosing to explore and embrace the wildly beautiful land that is today’s ...

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Overview

Fascinating Profiles of Hope, Determination, and Courage 

Early Arizona girls were expected to care for younger children, cook and clean, wash clothes, milk cows, tend gardens, and round up wandering herds in a harsh and unfamiliar landscape. Each of the eleven headstrong girls profiled in Amazing Girls of Arizona strained against the confines of her chores, choosing to explore and embrace the wildly beautiful land that is today’s Arizona—even if it meant disobeying elders or risking her life.

Olive Ann Oatman, an Indian captive, comforted and protected her younger sister when it seemed that all hope was lost.

Laurette Lovell, an artist, made a name for herself by rising above her physical disabilities to accomplish more than she ever dreamed possible.

Rutho Okimoto, a highly educated Japanese-American girl, was forced to live in a disease-ridden concentration camp just because of her nationality.

Edith Jane Bass, a Grand Canyon wrangler, herded mules and horses down the slippery-sloped gorge on behalf of her family’s business.

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Arizona historian Jan Cleere has gathered together a dozen exciting stories about real-life young Grand Canyon girl pioneers. Contemporary readers, especially girls, will be inspired by these portraits of youthful pluck and daring.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762741359
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 973,275
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Cleere has distinguished herself in the field of historical nonfiction by tirelessly pursuing long-forgotten manuscripts, tear-stained diaries, and old-timers with a story to tell, relentlessly looking for elusive ghosts from the past. Jan holds a writing degree in American Studies.

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