Museum Library & Archives

Sharlot Hall Museum Presents:
Stories from the Frontier Lecture Series

Elisabeth Ruffner, longtime Prescottonian and Ruffner pioneer family historian, will be giving a presentation titled, Yavapai:  Mother of Counties, Cradle of Statehood.  In celebration of Yavapai County’s sesquicentennial.

“Of all the myriad of counties formed in this emerging nation of territories and states, Yavapai in Arizona Territory was the largest ever created and would have even exceeded the 65,000 square miles designated had not the proposed boundary been moved forty miles to the east during the convoluted process of Washington’s dealings with ‘Tierra Incognito’.”  Please join us

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00am

in the Sharlot Hall Theater located inside the Lawler Exhibit Center
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