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    Territorial Women's Rose Garden


    The suggestion that a memorial rose garden be established on the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum was first made in 1938 by Mrs. Nick Perkins. However, it was not until 1948 that the president of the Prescott Garden Club, Dorothy McMullen, presented her design for the garden to the Historical Society. Members of the Garden Club then began preparing, planting, and caring for the garden. The first memorial rose bushes were planted in March 1948 by the Yavapai Cowbelles.

    In 1974, the garden was removed from its original site south of the Governor's Mansion to its present location on the north side of the Mansion where it can be seen by passers-by on Gurley Street.

    Originally, each woman was represented by a rose bush. Today, all are honored, including Sharlot M. Hall, by the entire garden and more than 200 women are remembered in the Rose Garden Kiosk located in the Sharlot Hall Building. Additional biographical information may be found in the Rose Garden Collection, family manuscript and photograph collections, and other genealogical sources housed in the Sharlot Hall Museum Library and Archives. Presently, more than 400 women have been honored, representing nearly all occupation and ethnic backgrounds.

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    If you would like to nominate someone to the Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden...

    • All nominees must have been in Arizona prior to statehood, February 14, 1912.

    • You must provide a brief biography and a photograph (if available) of the honoree.

    • A donation is requested to support the care of the garden and the Rose Garden Collection.

    • Submit a Nomination Form (pdf) for the Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

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