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.
October 18, 2016:
Rose Perica Mofford
Former Arizona governor Rose Perica Mofford's political accomplishments are well-known by almost everyone who has lived in the state for any length of time. Yet there was another side to Mofford that she credited with helping her achieve these impressive credentials. From the time she was old enough to throw a ball, she excelled at almost every sport she played and remained an avid sports enthusiast throughout her life. "I attribute my success to sports," she said in a 2006 interview, "because I learned to win and learned to lose." . . .. 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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