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Sharlot Hall was an author, historian, and adventurer, who staunchly advocated for Arizona’s statehood, and with her appointment as Territorial Historian, became the first woman to hold office in the Arizona Territory. In 1925, she traveled to Washington, D.C., as a presidential elector and famously wore a dress made of Arizona copper to the balloting ceremony. In 1928, she founded the Prescott Historical Society, as well as the Gubernatorial Mansion Museum in Prescott to preserve and advance the history and culture of Central Arizona. Now known as the Sharlot Hall Museum, the 11-building complex features exhibits devoted to a wide range of topics, from Native pottery to transportation; a rose garden of more than 200 bushes; a replica of the first public schoolhouse in Arizona; a blacksmith shop; a frontier mercantile; and a ranch house. Over the years, Sharlot oversaw the growth of her museum and traveled the state as a popular speaker until her death in 1943.