Oklahoma Rodeo Women featured on Shepherd’s “Discover the Best Books”

Oklahoma Rodeo Women is featured on Shepherd's "Discover the Best Books!" It was an honor to receive a request to spotlight the book. I am equally humbled that a colleague on Women Also Know History referred my work to Shepherd. It's not easy to choose one's favorite books about cowgirls, but I enjoyed revisiting some … Continue reading Oklahoma Rodeo Women featured on Shepherd’s “Discover the Best Books”

June Cleaver and Miss Kitty Walk into a Bar

Have you ever wondered what would happen if June Cleaver walked into the Long Branch Saloon?  Miss Kitty might eye her up and down to see if Cleaver is trouble, or she might say, “What’ll ya have?” to which Cleaver would probably say, “Tea, dear.” You are likely wondering what these two have in common. … Continue reading June Cleaver and Miss Kitty Walk into a Bar

Bad Girls and Bimbos in Boots

Bad girls in the Old West was not a term just limited to soiled doves or saloon girls. Bad girls in the West, both in reality and on the silver screen, have come to identify women who refused to conform to society’s assigned gender roles and etiquette expected of a lady in the Victorian West. … Continue reading Bad Girls and Bimbos in Boots