The Arizona Daily Star publishes a series of articles written by Tucson author and historian Jan Cleere, recognizing Arizona women who made their mark in the early history of the territory and the state. Some of them confronted extraordinary circumstances while others were known for their adventuresome spirits, all seeking new frontiers to explore, enrich and conquer. The articles will appear monthly and can be accessed at azstarnet.com.
April 19, 2016:
In 1800s mining camps, petite, persuasive Nellie Cashman, with a lyrical Irish brogue, opened boardinghouses and restaurants within a matter of days upon entering town. Her ability to serve appetizing and affordable meals lasted over 50 years. . .. Read more . . .
"I write about the people, legends, and tales of the old west that I have uncovered among tattered documents, tear-stained journals and diaries, and the accounts told by old-timers. I hope my historic biographies will entertain, amuse, and astound you just as they did me when I uncovered these
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