Mary-Russel Ferrell Colton was a painter, author and educator. But she's most famous for co-founding of the Museum of Northern Arizona and related programs and projects intended to preserve and continue the art traditions of the Colorado Plateau.
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- Burns, William James, "We Must Grow Our Own Artists: Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, Northern Arizona's Early Art Educator." Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2010. http://scholarworks.gsu.edu/eps_diss/54
- “Colorado Plateaus.” National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/articles/coloradoplateaus.htm
- “Cerebral Arteriosclerosis Information Page.” National Institure of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. May 25, 2017. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Cerebral-Arteriosclerosis-Information-Page
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