Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
Barbara was born in Trondheim, Norway, on August 28, 1862. At age four, she immigrated with her family to Chicago, where she grew up. There she married (Sven) Martin Tullgren, a native of Sweden, and had two sons, Minard Sven Tullgren and Herbert Wallace Tullgren.

In 1898, the Tullgrens moved to Maple Gulch in the Bradshaw Mountains near Crown King, where Martin was the superintendent of the Storm Cloud Gold Mining Company.

The boys, aged 12 and 10 when they arrived in Arizona, traveled to school on a mule. A mule was also Barbara's means of transportation between not-so-near neighbors.

The high grade gold ore was plentiful when the mine opened, but its quality dwindled with time. After several years, the mine was closed. The Tullgrens moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Barbara died in 1952 at age 90 in North Hollywood, California.

Donors: Eloise A. and H. W. Tullgren

Additional documentation and photographs may be available in the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library.