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Dewey in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Historic Site of Orchard Ranch

Home of Sharlot Mabridth Hall

 

—(1870-1943) —

 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 6, 2010
1. Historic site of Orchard Ranch Marker
Inscription. In 1890 James and Adeline Hall purchased 130 acres here above the junction of the Agua Fria River and Lynx Creek. The Halls named their homestead "Orchard Ranch" and, with the help of their children, Sharlot and Ted, produced apples and beef.

Life on the ranch instilled in Sharlot a love of Arizona's pioneer ways. She wrote about early Arizonans and collected documents and artifacts. In 1927, after the deaths of her parents, she sold the ranch and moved her collections into the 1864 log "Governor's Mansion" in Prescott, which she opened as the museum that now bears her name.
 
Location. 34° 34.121′ N, 112° 16.164′ W. Marker is in Dewey, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from Windmill Drive near State Route 69. Click for map. Marker is at entrance to Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort. When traveling west on AZ Highway 69 just past milepost 284 turn right on Windmill Drive. Marker is on your right. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11250 East State Route 69, Dewey AZ 86327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Towhey (approx. 10.5 miles away); Citizens Cemetery (approx. 10.9 miles away); Grace M. Sparkes
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By Bill Kirchner, July 6, 2010
2. Historic site of Orchard Ranch Marker
(approx. 10.9 miles away); Prescott National Guard Armory (approx. 10.9 miles away); VFW Bucky O'Neill Post No. 541 (approx. 11 miles away); City Park and Ballfield (approx. 11 miles away); Site of the O'Neill/Munds House (approx. 11.2 miles away); Washington School (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Historic Site of Orchard Ranch. Sharlot Hall was born on October 27, 1870, in Prosser Creek in Kansas Territory. In 1881 the family moved to Arizona. While traveling, Sharlot fell from a horse and injured her spine, which would plague her the rest of her life. She began writing to keep her mind off the pain. She began exploring Arizona when not doing chores on her father’s ranch. In 1886, she went to school in nearby Prescott during the week, returning to the ranch on weekends. This ended the following year, when she had to quit to help on the ranch.
 
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Governor's Mansion, c.1930 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 6, 2010
3. Governor's Mansion, c.1930
Home of the Sharlot Hall Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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