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
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
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
Beautiful setting in the Ponderosa Pines
where we watched canoeists
paddle lazily around
in the Arizona sunshine.
We'll be back.