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A portfolio of bold American women who changed the world.
Alexis de Tocqueville came to America to study democracy. At the end of his two-volume Democracy In America, he wrote, “if one asked me to what do I think one must principally attribute the singular prosperity and growing force of this people, I would answer that it is to the superiority of its women.” With that spirit in mind, we present a photo essay of the strong, bold, sassy, bawdy, stubborn, bodacious and superior women of the Old West.
Stagecoach Mary : The Natives called her White Crow because she “acts like a white person but has black skin.”
She was only the second woman in the nation to win a contract to carry the U.S. Mail. She was rough and coarse, but beloved, too.
“Mary lived to become one of the freest souls ever to draw a breath, or a .38.” — Montana native Gary Cooper.