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    Old West Cowgirl - Marie Lords in 1861 said “A cowgirl gets up early in the morning, decides what she wants to do, and does it.”

    Joséphine Marcus Earp (1861-1944) was an American part-time actress, dancer, and prostitute who was best known as the wife of famed Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. Known as "Sadie" to the public in 1881, she met Wyatt in the frontier boom town Tombstone, Arizona Territory when she was living with Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan. She became Earp's common-law wife for 48 years. She died in Los Angeles in 1944.

    Prostitutes of the Old West

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    Apache woman - circa 1894

    Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

    Vera McGinnis, first cowgirl to ever wear pants while rodeoing, 1918.

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    Women of Old West

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    Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder and first president of the American Red Cross, acquired her broad skill set of urgent medical care, long-term care for invalids, locating and reuniting lost family members and soldiers, etc. through “on-the-job training” during some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Prior to the war, she was a schoolteacher with no medical background.

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    Extremely rare photo of Wild Bill Hickok taken a year before his death by D.D. Dare in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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    A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early 1900s. Those poor women!

    Arguably the first and greatest gunfighter of the Old West, Wild Bill Hickok wears his own clothing in this 1865-66 photo, not a stage costume, like he wore in most of his photos.

    Fascinating, first person narratives (letters, diaries) written by pioneer women heading west in the 1840's. Read this book! The role of women pioneers has been ignored for too long by history and Hollyweird.

    Matilde Moisant, 1911. Moisant was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets throughout the US and Mexico until the early spring of 1912, often flying at higher altitudes than most male pilots. She is pictured here, wearing a (pre-WWII) swastika brooch as a good luck charm. NASM-73-3564

    Reading a book while churning butter. Notice the little kitten :-). 1897

    Wyatt Earp's wife. 19th Century old west.