Unbreakable Dolls: Eight, True Stories of Courageous Pioneer Women Who Helped Settle Northern Arizona

Eight true stories of amazing women in Northern Arizona who have not been written about before. Bess Siler, (cover photo) was born in poverty in Michigan. She became a Harvey Girl and went on to become a prominent business woman and property owner in Arizona. Belle Mexicano’s life on the reservation is fascinating as well as her traditional Navajo wedding. Beautiful Cherie Blair, rodeo champion and American All Around Cowgirl of 1940. Jane Pendley’s (Slide Rock State Park) fairy tale life in Oak Creek Canyon. Ermelinda Zanzucchi came from Italy to the mining town of Jerome. Gracie Hatcher, along with 5 small children, fled an abusive marriage and racial prejudice in Louisiana. Reader favorite Elizabeth Heiser, a colorful woman who spent a winter alone with her horses at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.* Along with each story is a humorous short story about Arizona written by the authors father, V.G. Benson.

*An expanded story with more information and more photos is available as a single story eBook, Elizabeth Heiser: Cattle Rancher & Cougar.

What Reviewers are Saying

An unusual biography of strong women in Arizona. Wonderful pictures of these women and included is much historical background. Interspersed is author's father's humorous stories. I laughed out loud. I found all the stories heart warming. The author has many more books I'm anxious to read.

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