The Heartbreaking Story of Sharon Elliott – The Hatbox Baby

The Place That Sharon Elliott Was Discovered

1. The Place That Sharon Elliott Was Discovered

It was Christmas eve 1931 when seven-day-old infant, Sharon Stieg Elliott, was found covered in a blue blanket inside a hatbox. It seemed as though she was abandoned in the Arizona desert, near Florence, South-east of Phoenix; the States Capital.

Florence and the area surrounding it experience dry and scalding summers (average temperature of 39°C) and cool weather in winter, with maximum temperatures averaging at 19°C.

Seeing that the baby was discovered in December, she was most likely discovered in less harsh weather of the winter.

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