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The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West


Popular culture has taught us to picture the Old West as a land of men, whether it's the lone hero on horseback or crowds of card players in a rough-and-tumble saloon. But the taming of the frontier involved plenty of women, too--and this book tells their stories. At first, female pioneers were indeed rare--when the town of Denver was founded in 1859, there were only five women among a population of almost a thousand. But the adventurers arrived, slowly but surely. There was Frances Grummond, a sheltered Southern girl who ...

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The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West
1981, Bison Books, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803250253

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