Monday, May 13, 2013

Prescott, Arizona

 As Mr. Cactus and I are getting to know Arizona,
we like to take little day trips
around this wonderful State.
Saturday we ventured about 90 miles North of Phoenix
and spent the day in 
We had the most delightful day
in this historic Cowboy town.
For our first stop, we visited the
Rated #1 Attraction
by Trip Adviser
Sharlot Hall is a beautifully maintained
open air museum
that hosts
7 historic buildings, exhibits, gardens
and living history programs.
 I was impressed with the textile exhibits
especially this model of the
Copper linked dress
Sharlot wore to the Presidential Inauguration
of  Calvin Coolidge in 1925
 Copper was an important part of Arizona's history
and this over dress reflects
Sharlot's tribute as she traveled to Washington as the chosen elector
to cast Arizona's 3 electoral votes.
The copper dress and jewelry 
weigh in at over 9 lbs.
 She also wore this
Prickly Pear Cactus hat.
What a lady!
(I like her already)
 In 1864 Prescott was the original capital of Arizona Territory.
Sharlot Hall Museum houses the first
Governor's Mansion
along with  Fort Misery,
the oldest log cabin structure in the state.
They had a nice quilt exhibit (yes!)
that I will show you more about in the next few days.
 Mr. Cactus loves to hike
so we checked out a few easy trails 
Lynx Lake
Beautiful setting in the Ponderosa Pines
where we watched canoeists
paddle lazily around 
in the Arizona sunshine.
We'll be back.


Brenda said...

sisytSounds like a great trip.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like a great way to spend the day - I love wandering around museums of that type.

em's scrapbag said...

A nine pound dress. Wow! She was an amazing woman. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a fun trip.

Nanette Merrill said...

It is so nice to see you enjoying your time together.

Ida from Central PA said...

I love the Ponderosa pines! I just want to hug (and SNIFF) one!

Pots and Pins said...

Yikes! You can hike in Arizona and not get eaten with scorpions, snakes or chupacabras? Or those other half rabbit half armidillo things??