Sharlot Mabridth Hall's
Orchard Ranch

Orchard Ranch, Original home of Sharlot Hall (1870-1943)

Covered Kiosk
Orchard Ranch Resort RV Park
11250 AZ-69
Dewey, Yavapai County, Arizona
34.568773, -112.269863

Historical Significance:
Orchard Ranch is the original home of Sharlot Mabridth Hall, a poet, journalist, and historian. With the proposed the admission of New Mexico as a state that included what is now Arizona, her poem, Arizona, put forth a case for Arizona statehood. It opens with these lines:

No beggar she in the mighty hall where her bay-crowned sisters wait,
No empty-handed pleader for the right of a free-born state.
No child, with a child’s insistence, demanding a gilded toy,
But a fair-browed, queenly woman, strong to create or destroy—

The plaque reads, “Historic Site of Orchard Ranch / Home of Sharlot Mabridth Hall (1870-1943) / 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.”

May 3, 1997

Yavapai Chapter, NSDAR

A snapshot of a standing stone with plaque, sporting a large blue ribbon. A large spray of flowers stands in front of the marker. Celebrates Sharlot Hall.
Marker on dedication day, May 3, 1997.
A snapshot of an open-air kiosk with informative panels and the marker.
Kiosk with marker, October 2018.
A snapshot of a group of women standing in front of an open-air kiosk with displays.
Dedication of the marker and kiosk, May 3, 1997.
A snapshot close-up of the plaque. Marker text is in the body of this page.
Site of Orchard Ranch, home of Sharlot Mabridth Hall, plaque, undated image.


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