Explore the sites and women on the
Arizona Women's Heritage Trail!
Historians and scholars associated with the Arizona Women's Heritage Trail are pleased to share these biographies and photos of women and sites designated by AWHT Scholars' Board. Peruse these pages to learn about the fascinating women who helped to build the state while maintaining families and aiding their communities. The women and sites were chosen by the AWHT Scholars' Board, based on project criteria. They represent the state's ethnic and geographic diversity, along with the variety of women's contributions.

Use of Arizona Women's Heritage Trail Website Materials
We are happy to provide this website as a public educational tool. Readers are encouraged to use AWHT materials and resources from this website, but users must credit the Arizona Women's Heritage Trail when written materials are used. Website users may not download photos or reproduce complete website pages containing photos. Many of the photos on the website belong to archives around the state, and these archives have given permission for one use only-on this website. Thank you for your interest in the AWHT, and we hope you will learn from material presented here and credit the AWHT if you use this material in any other form.

The women and sites are related to the following over-arching themes: women and work; women and education; building communities; women in politics and government; women in science and medicine; women in social reform; women in domestic life; women in the arts and architecture, and women in historic preservation.

The women and sites are from across the state, representing the five different regions including northern, north central, central, southern and west coast. These regions correspond with those used in the Arizona Heritage Traveler website, developed by the Arizona Humanities Council and Arizona Office of Tourism.

AWHT Website Committee

Joan Anderson Meacham - AWHT Executive Director

Mary S. Melcher - AWHT Historian, author of most AWHT website pages

Heidi Osselaer - AWHT Scholar, author of several website pages

Christine Marin - AWHT Scholar, website contributor

Ann Patterson - Editor

Erika Kauffman - Website Designer and Editor

Shona Patel - AWHT Graphic Designer


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