Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
SADIE BACON HEATH
Sadie was born on November 7, 1875, in Visalia, California, the daughter of Billie and Nevada Brown Bacon who came to Willcox in southern Arizona in 1885. Her early childhood holds memories of frequent Indian raids, and at one time Geronimo nearly scalped the whole family.

She met Arthur Heath while attending school in Phoenix, and they were married on October 4, 1896, at the Vulture Mine. Their son, Arthur Earl, was born in Phoenix in 1897.

The Heaths came to the Verde Valley in 1901. With M. B. Hazeltine and Dan Fain they bought the OK cattle and range. They also owned an outfit in Bloody Basin and bought Spear Cross and North Brown ranges in the Verde Valley.

Sadie belonged to the Yavapai Cowbelles. In later years, she lived in Wickenburg.

She and Millie Fain, also represented in the Rose Garden, were life-long friends.

Donor: Yavapai Cowbelles


Additional documentation and photographs may be available in the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library.