Sorority Girls

Learn about Phoenix’s heavy-hitting females

Even if Bristol Palin moves into an two-story brown stucco, she can take one last road trip. We suggest the Historic Women Of Downtown Phoenix Bus Tour. Led by an Arizona Women's Heritage Trail historian, this edifying junket visits Carnegie Library, Carver Museum, Heard Museum, Adams Hotel, and more, revealing the dedicated oso madres that built this city.

For instance, thanks to suffragist Frances Munds, women in Arizona got to vote eight years before the rest of the country. A barred lawyer in 1925, Lorna Lockwood could only get work as a stenographer, but eventually became the first Arizona Supreme Court judge. In the 1930s, Jean Clark led the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Troop #1, inspiring scouts who included our first female mayor Margaret T. Hance. And Ana Frohmiller's 1950 Governor nomination preceded Rose Mofford's win by 38 years.

We still got a long ways to go, baby?


Thu., Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m., 2011
 
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