Prescott trio to take part in celebration of Arizona women

Posted on by az100

2/23/2012 9:37:00 PM

The Daily Courier

A trio of Prescott women will be featured this weekend during performances of an Arizona Centennial Legacy project, “Celebrating Arizona Women,” at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) Performing Arts Center. The production is a joint effort of SCC and the Arizona Association of University Women.

Prescott historian Elisabeth Ruffner and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk will be honored at the event, during a portion of the show devoted to modern Arizona women and their accomplishments.

The event will also feature a tribute to the late Jerri Wagner, who in 1974 became the state’s first elected female mayor.

Also on the program of song, dance and storytelling will be skits commemorating Arizona women such as Nellie Cashman, an early businesswoman in Tombstone whose boarder, Doc Holliday, threatened to slay a man who dared to complain about her cooking. Legendary women, including the Harvey Girls, the Sisters of Mercy and former Governor Rose Mofford will receive recognition.

Arizona Historian Marshall Trimble will act as master of ceremonies, representatives of the League of Women Voters will reenact the activities of suffragists, and Mujer Inc. will portray the lives of early Hispanic homesteaders.

Performances will be on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. The SCC Performing Arts Center is at 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., 480-423-6000.

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