Women Of The West: Pioneers Who Helped Shape Arizona's History

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:13pm
Updated: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3:03pm

by Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie

Arizona boasts of many women who’ve made history both here and on the national stage. It’s easy to name the Sandra Day O'Connors and Rose Moffords — but what about those who are lesser known? In the series Women of the West, The Show explore stories of Arizona women who helped shape their communities and the state’s history.

Annie Dodge Wauneka
Episode 5

Annie Dodge Wauneka was elected to the Navajo Nation Council in 1951, becoming just the second woman to serve in that body.



Elizabeth Hudson Smith
Episode 4

Elizabeth Hudson Smith designed and ran the Hotel Vernetta in Wickenburg — and eventually owned most of the town.



Ruth Reinhold
Episode 3

Ruth Reinhold was a pilot in the same era as Amelia Earhart and the author of "Sky Pioneering: Arizona in Aviation History."



Mim Walsh
Episode 2

Sister Kathleen Clark established the first child crisis nursery in the country — Casa de los Niños — in Tucson in 1973.



Mim Walsh
Episode 1

Mim Walsh kept a very extensive diary that documents life in Tucson in the early 20th century.





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