Tag: Women

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Pioneer Women in the West

Back in the 1960s I used to perform the old folk song, “Waggoner’s Lad.” The first line went like this: “Hard luck is th…

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Lady Desperados

Stagecoach robber Pearl Hart is the most famous of the twenty-nine women who spent time at the Yuma Territorial Prison d…

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You Tell ‘Em Girl

Western women said some pretty interesting things: “Any woman who does not thoroughly enjoy tramping across the country …

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Bandit Queen Belle Starr

Myra Maybelle Shirley, was another Old West personality who might have been forgotten had she not been reinvented by a n…

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Plump, Plumper, Plumpest

The headline brings an immediate chuckle: “How to be Plump.” Say what? Yes, in Victorian times, this 1988 book declares,…

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