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Who Am I?  Women of the Old West

These are all well known Women of the Old West.  I will give you some information and you pick the correct lawmen.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

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1) I was born on March 12, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I married Gordon William Lillie (who became famous as Pawnee Bill) in 1886.  My wedding gift to his bride had been a pony and a Marlin .22 target rifle. A natural shot, I traveled the country as the "Champion Girl Horseback Shot of the West."  I was one of the first women to perform as an equestrian and shooter in American Wild West Shows.  Eventually we settled in Pawnee, Oklahoma on Blue Hawk Peak. In 1936 we husband celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary in Taos, New Mexico. In September of that year we attended a local celebration in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While driving back to our ranch that night Gordon lost control of our vehicle. I died on September 17, 1936 as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. I'm buried at Highland Cemetery , Pawnee, Oklahoma, at the Plot: our Mausoleum.
Who Am I?

  1. May Lillie

  2. Annie Oakley

  3. Connie Douglas Reeves

2) I was born October 21, 1885. I was a well known cowgirl and Wild West performer. I was raised on my family's ranch in Oklahoma Territory. I was known as Rodeo Queen, Queen of the Western Prairie, and Queen of the Saddle (among many other appellations), I performed in many rodeo and Wild West shows throughout my career. According to Will Rogers, the term "cowgirl" was not used until it was used to describe me. I died, in an automobile accident less than a mile from the ranch on December 21, 1940.
Who Am I?

  1. Lucille Mulhall

  2. May Lillie

  3. Annie Oakley

3) I was born Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860 near Willowdell, Ohio. my amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled me to become the first American female superstar. I began hunting at age nine to support my siblings and my widowed mother. I sold the hunting game for money to locals in Greenville, as well as restaurants and hotels in southern Ohio. My skill eventually paid off the mortgage on my mother's farm when I was 15.  I married Francis "Frank" E. Butler on June 20, 1882. We joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1885. At 5 feet tall, I was given the nickname of "Watanya Cicilla" by fellow performer Sitting Bull, rendered "Little Sure Shot" in the public advertisements. I died of pernicious anemia at the age of sixty-six and was buried in Brock Cemetery in Greenville, Ohio.
Who Am I?

  1. Lucille Mulhall

  2. May Lillie

  3. Annie Oakley

4) I was a young sharpshooter who joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at the age of fifteen. I was billed as "the champion California huntress," and was a direct rival to Annie Oakley in the show. I left the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1889 (when Oakley returned to it). In 1907, I moved permanently to Oklahoma and became a fixture with the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show, performing as "Princess Wenona", although I continued to perform in other shows like Pawnee Bill's. After another 30 years as a record-setting sharpshooter and performer, I retired around 1920 and died in 1930 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the home site of the 101 Ranch.
Who Am I?

  1. May Lillie

  2. Lillian Smith

  3. Connie Douglas Reeves

5) I was the oldest member of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and one of the first women to study law at a Texas law school. I was born on September 26, 1901 in Eagle Pass, Texas. I received my undergraduate degree in speech from Texas Woman's University. In 1936, I joined the equestrian program at Camp Waldemar in Hunt, Texas. It is estimated that I taught 30,000 girls how to ride at the camp. I met my husband Jack at the camp and we were married in 1942. I was elected to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1997, and rode in the parade to honor the Hall when it moved to new headquarters in Fort Worth in 2002. I was over 100 years old at the time. In 2003, I died from injuries suffered when she was thrown from her horse. I had been injured several times in the last few years of my life, including having been kicked by the same horse, resulting in a fractured thigh.
Who Am I?

  1. Dale Rogers

  2. Connie Douglas Reeves

  3. Anne Houser

6) I was a frontierswoman and professional scout best known for my claim of being a pal of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting American Indians. I was born on May 1, 1852 in Princeton, Missouri. I was described as being "extremely attractive" and a "pretty, dark-eyed girl." I received little to no formal education but was literate. I moved on to a rougher, mostly outdoor adventurous life on the Great Plains. There are numerous versions on how I got my nickname. I had a thing for Wild Bill Hickock. In 1893, I started to appear in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show as a horse rider and a trick shooter. I was buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery (South Dakota), next to Wild Bill Hickock.
Who Am I?

  1. Connie Douglas Reeves

  2. Anne Houser

  3. Calamity Jane

7) I was an American old west woman who was known for cross-dressing and for my liaisons with multiple men, among other things. I was born in 1846. Around 1870, I met George Monroe, a well known and rich miner. We married and settled in Wickenburg, Arizona, where we mined together. In 1874, we moved to Prescott, Arizona. George Monroe had discovered a water spring there. He turned it into a resort and named it "Monroe Springs". The attraction drove many tourists from around the country. I was also a gambler. Apart from my alcoholism, my gambling addiction also led me to lose a considerable amount of money, once selling a gold mine we had discovered for around $2,500 dollars, then gambling the money away in about a week.

Despite my addictions, I enjoyed helping needy people, such as prostitutes, lone women and their children. In 1877, I was found wandering across the streets of Peeples Valley by a policeman named Ed Bowers. Brought to trial, I was found to be insane on May 9 and sent to a sanitarium in Stockton, California. In 1887, I was sent to a new asylum built in Phoenix. My health, troubled by my alcohol problems, continued to decline, and in 1902, I died in the Phoenix asylum.
Who Am I?

  1. Dale Rogers

  2. Connie Douglas Reeves

  3. Mary E. Sawyer

8) I was born Myra Maybelle Shirley (known as May to my family) on my father's farm near Carthage, Missouri. My mother was a Hatfield from the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feuding clans. I received a classical education and learned piano, while graduating from Missouri's Carthage Female Academy, a genteel institution my father had helped to found. I knew the Younger brothers and the James boys because I had grown up with them in Missouri, and my brother John Alexander Shirley (known as Bud) served with them in Quantrill's Raiders, alongside another Missouri boy, James C. Reed. I always harbored a strong sense of style, which would feed into my later legend. A crack shot, I used to ride sidesaddle while dressed in a black velvet riding habit and a plumed hat, carrying two pistols, with cartridge belts across my hips.

On February 3, 1889, two days before her 41st birthday, I met my own tragic end. I was riding home from a neighbor's house when I was ambushed while eating a piece of cornbread. After she fell off my horse, I was shot again to make sure I was dead. My death resulted from shotgun wounds to the back and neck and in the shoulder and face. There were no witnesses and no one was ever convicted of the deadly crime. I was buried at my cabin in Porum, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
Who Am I?

  1. Crazy Jane Anderson

  2. Belle Starr

  3. Mildred A. Hill

Old West Cowboys
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1) A.  2) A.  3) C.  4) B.  5) B.  6) C.  7) C.  8) B.

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