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 businesswoman and property owner in Arizona. Belle Mexicano’s life on the reservation is fascinating as well as her traditional Navajo wedding. Beautiful Cherie Blair was a rodeo champion and the 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 five small children, fled an abusive marriage and racial prejudice in Louisiana. Fan favorite Elizabeth Heiser was a colorful woman who spent a winter alone with her horses at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.