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Business Not as Usual: Arizona’s Early Women Entrepreneurs

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Business Not as Usual: Arizona’s Early Women Entrepreneurs

April 8, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Women have always been in business of one type or another. Meet five of Arizona’s early female entrepreneurs. Prospector Nellie Cashman established restaurants in towns across the territory. Sarah Bowman, a shrewd businesswoman with a tarnished reputation, operated dining establishments for the soldiers of Fort Yuma. Trading post owner Louisa Wetherill replicated intricate Navajo sand paintings, preserved Navajo stories, and maintained vast collections of Native herbs and plants. African American Elizabeth Smith successfully built and ran Wickenburg’s Vernetta Hotel and Angela Hammer, the first female newswoman in the territory, constantly battled unscrupulous men who believed no woman should run a newspaper.

 

SB - Jan Cleere photo 1 - WEBHistorian, author, and lecturer, Jan Cleere writes extensively about early settlers of the desert Southwest. An American studies magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University West, she is the author of the award-winning books Levi’s & Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History; Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers; Outlaw Tales of Arizona; and More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women. She has presented papers at numerous Arizona history conventions and has received recognition and honors from organizations such as the Arizona Newspapers Association, Arizona Book Publishers Association, and the Nevada Women’s History Project.

Details

Date:
April 8, 2015
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Sedona Public Library
Phone:
928-282-7714
Website:
http://www.sedonalibrary.org/

Venue

Sedona Winds Retirement Center
405 Jacks Canyon Rd.
Sedona, AZ 86351 United States
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Phone:
928-284-1603
Website:
http://www.sedonawinds.com