Arizona's Pioneer Monuments
Visit Arizona's pioneer-themed monuments, erected from 1928 to 2013.
This monument was created to celebrate Arizona's centennial. It honors white female settlers’ grit. It depicts pioneer women as feisty characters who tamed the American West and western men.
Erected in 1990, this life-sized bronze sculpture commemorated both Native American and settler women’s struggles to nurture their families in nineteenth-century Arizona. A Native woman and a white settler woman stand proudly with their children in front of a Prescott shopping center constructed on Yavapai tribal lands. It was removed after the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe acquired the shopping center in 2012.
Sculpted by local artist Bill Nebeker, this monument honors early white settlers of Prescott, Arizona. It features four iconic figures: a cowboy, a mule skinner, a gold miner, and a pioneer woman.
1968 hammered bronze monument to Arizona’s white female settlers. It was erected by the local chapter of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. The monument’s interpretive plaque masks its Mormon roots.
1988 monument honoring early white Mormon settlers in Mesa, Arizona. It was sculpted by Claude Pomeroy, grandson of one of the First Mesa Company leaders depicted in the bronze grouping.
One of 12 identical statues depicting white pioneer women migrating along 19th-century western trails. Commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), they were dedicated in 1928-29 in 12 states stretching from Maryland to California.