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The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls: A True Story

The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls: A True Story

by Kay Turnbaugh

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Goldie Griffith was one of a kind. She boxed. She wrestled. She rode bucking broncos in the Buffalo Bill Wild West traveling tent shows, and a newspaper referred to the pretty young bronco buster as a "Heller in Skirts." She was one of the first professional female athletes. She was an actor and stunt rider for the brand-new western movies that were taking the country by storm. She was married during a Buffalo Bill Wild West show at Madison Square Garden with a crowd of 8,000 in attendance, and Buffalo Bill himself gave her away. She became a rancher and owned several restaurants in the mountains of Colorado. She trained dogs for the war and applied to be the first policewoman in San Francisco. Was there anything she couldn't do? She didn't think so. This is the (amazingly) true story of Goldie Griffith's life. With over 120 photographs and images. A 2009 WILLA Literary Award finalist.

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BN ID: 2940013301344
Publisher: Perigo Press
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 394
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Kay Turnbaugh owned a weekly newspaper in Nederland, Colorado, for 27 years. She now works as a freelance author, editor, and designer. She spent four years researching and writing this biography of Goldie Griffith.

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