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Women Of The West: Part 3, Ruth Reinhold

March is Women’s History Month, and Arizona boasts of many women who’ve made history both here and on the national stage. It’s easy to name the Sandra Day O'Connors and Rose Moffords — but what about those who are lesser known?

In the series, Women of the West, we explore stories of Arizona women who helped shape their communities and our state’s history.

One of those women is pioneering Arizona aviator Ruth Reinhold.

She was an early female pilot in the same era as Amelia Earhart, and has gone down in Arizona aviation history for authoring her book — " Sky Pioneering: Arizona in Aviation History."

Debra Hanken Kurtz is as associate university librarian at Arizona State University and has studied Reinhold and her book.

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