Levi's & Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History

Levi's & Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History

by Jan Cleere



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933855530
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Jan Cleere is the author of five award-winning books detailing the lives of those who first settled in the desert southwest. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University West with a degree in American Studies, a Roads Scholar with Arizona Humanities, and serves on the Coordinating Council of the Arizona Women's Heritage Trail, an organization dedicated to linking women's history to historic sites throughout the state. She also writes a monthly column for Tucson's Arizona Daily Star newspaper, "Western Women." Her work appears in regional and national publications. Jan lives with her husband under the shadow of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Women of The Land 3

Apache Warrior: Lozen 4

Left for Dead: Larcena Ann Pennington Page Scott 9

The Road West: Mary Bier Bernard Aguirre 14

Doña Eulalia Elías González 19

Lonesome Woman at Lonely Dell: Emma Louise Batchelor Lee French 20

Grand Canyon Matriarch: Ada Diefendorf Bass 26

Whomen Who Healed and Saved 33

From Out of the Desert: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 35

Curandera: Teresita Urrea 40

Angel of Tucson: Theresa Marx Ferrin 45


God's Heroine: St. Katharine (Catherine Hookey Drexel) 49

A Damn Good Doctor: Florence Brookhart Yount 55

Women Entrepreneurs 59

Pots, Pans, and Prostitutes: Sarah Bowman 60

Boardinghouses and Boomtowns: Nellie Cashman 65

Friend of the Navajo: Louisa Wade Wetherill 71


Western Hospitality: Elizabeth Hudson Smith 78

Printer's Ink: Angela Hutchinson Hammer 81

Women Who Educated 87

Teaching in the Glory Hole: Mary Elizabeth Post 88

From the Familiar to the Unknown: Polingaysi Qöyawayma (Elizabeth White) 94

Faded Levi's and Bright Red Lipstick: Eulalia "Sister" Collins Bourne 99

Behind the Sheet: Rebecca Huey Dallis 105

Cora Louise Boehringer 109

Building Bridges: Maria Luisa Legarra Urquides 110

Women of the Arts 117

Frontier Literature: Martha Dunham Summerhayes 118

Preserving the Past: Sharlot Mabridth Hall 123

Architecture and Archaeology: Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter 129

Clay Magic: Nampeyo 135

Maie Bartlett Heard 140

Painter Woman: Kate Thomson Cory 141

Sandstone Songs: Katie Lee 146

Women of the Law 153

Solo Performance: Sarah Inslee Herring Sorin 154

Chieftess: Sicatuva (Viola Pelhame Jimulla) 159

The Best "Man" in the Race: Nellie May Trent Bush 164

"Everybody Walks with You": Annie Dodge Wauneka 169

Elizabeth Josephine Brawley Hughes 173

Worthy To Be a Judge: Lorna Elizabeth Lockwood 175

Acknowledgments 181

Appendix A Arizona Timeline 183

Appendix B Honoring Arizona Women Who Made History 187

Resources and Suggested Reading 191

Photo Credits 197

About the Author 198

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