Determined by AWHT Scholars' Board
  1. Women and sites will be chosen to represent the diversity of Arizona women, relating to class, race, socioeconomic position, culture, religion, sexuality, et al.
  2. The Trail will represent women's roles in historical events and the impact of these events on women, at the community, state, and national levels. These events may concern the economy, community, political activities, reform or social/cultural activities and experiences.
  3. The Trail will represent all geographic regions of the state.
  4. The Trail will illustrate the dynamic interplay of culture, class and economic differences.

Directions in Determining Sites
  1. The Trail will not include women who are living. The Trail will include women whose contributions were made by 1975.
  2. In determining sites, the project will engage various communities and cultural groups in developing this history.
  3. Sites may illustrate the experiences of an individual woman or group of women.
  4. The trail will include public sites and private residences not open to the public.
  5. The Trail will represent static locations as well as migratory patterns.
  6. In determining sites, scholars will strive for overall balance.
  7. Scholars will take into consideration the variety of audiences who will use the different components of the Trail.

  1. The trail may include physical sites and virtual sites that can only be visited on the internet, if no physical site remains.
  2. Scholars will examine sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and those with a connection to women's history may be included.
  3. Scholars will examine women in the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame and those with a connection to a historic sites will be included, as well as others.

Note: The Scholars Board uses these criteria to evaluate all proposed sites and women for the AWHT.

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