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Prescott’s matriarch and long-time historian Elisabeth Ruffner passes away

Elisabeth Ruffner, a longtime Prescott Historian is photographed at the Hassayampa Hotel Feb. 28, 2007.  A Governor's proclamation on the preservation of the Hassayampa Hotel, hangs behind Ruffner in which she was instrumental in saving. (Courier file photo)

Elisabeth Ruffner, a longtime Prescott Historian is photographed at the Hassayampa Hotel Feb. 28, 2007. A Governor's proclamation on the preservation of the Hassayampa Hotel, hangs behind Ruffner in which she was instrumental in saving. (Courier file photo)

Prescott’s matriarch and long-time historian Elisabeth Ruffner passed away Wednesday night, March 13, 2019. She was 99. Respecting the family’s wishes, on Sunday, The Daily Courier will publish a story about Mrs. Ruffner’s life and impact on the community, to coincide with her obituary. In the meantime, please enjoy this look back on her life through photos from the Courier’s archives.

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