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Heidi Osselaer

Historian, professor, and public speaker. Fanatical about separating fact from fiction in Arizona history. Lives in Phoenix with her husband and fluffy dog Ajax.
Rosa McKay stands with fellow legislators including Governor George Hunt (6th from right). Photo courtesy of Arizona State Archives.

Gila Countys’ Rosa McKay: Champion of women’s rights

She was knocked down by gunmen as she marched into the Bisbee Western Union office, but that did not deter Rosa McKay from sending a telegram to President Woodrow Wilson requesting “protection for the women and children of the Warren District.”    It was July 12, 1918, and Cochise County …

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