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Who Was Sharlot Hall?

A woman ahead of her time, Sharlot M. Hall spearheaded the cause to preserve Arizona’s history and artifacts during the early 1900s. After persuading the City of Prescott to purchase the “Old Governor’s Mansion” as a historic property, she opened the Museum’s doors to the public in 1928.

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H.M.S. Pinafore Sails in Prescott Once Again

The comic operetta “Pinafore” has been a favorite with Prescottonians ever since December 1879, when the nationally renowned burlesque star, Miss Pauline Markham, rumbled into our territorial capital on the stagecoach from Tucson.

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