Jeanette Rankin (1880-1973) A
suffragist, Rankin became the first female elected to the House
of Representatives in 1916. A Republican from
campaigned on a platform of peace and voted against the United
States' entry into World War I.
Delia Haskett Rawson (1861-1949) - Becoming
a driver at the age of 14, Delia was the first girl stage
driver and maybe the youngest to ever to carry the
U.S. mail in
Toby Riddle - See
Rogers, aka: Della Moore, Maud Williams (18??-19??) - Involved with
Kid Curry, Annie was a "member" of
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Political and social reformer, humanitarian, and outspoken
crusader, this First Lady championed causes of social justice
worldwide and as a United Nations delegate, chaired the United
Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Betsy Ross (1752-1836) - Betsy Ross is widely
credited with making the first American flag.
Lillian Russell (1860-1922) -
Russell was a popular actress and singer.
she was captured by an enemy tribe who eventually sold her to a
French Canadian trapper she later married. In 1804,
Lewis and Clark,
Charbonneau, was hired by the expedition as an interpreter.
became an integral part of the expedition.
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)
Pioneering crusader for the legalization of birth control, she
battled the nation's government and courts to open America's
first birth control clinic, founded the Natural Birth Control
League, Planned Parenthood of America, and the International
Planned Parenthood Federation.
Sarah Jane "Sally" Newman Skull
Sally was known for her many
husbands, her horse trading, her aim with a pistol, her forceful
language, and for hauling cotton and critical supplies for the
Confederacy. But, mostly she was known as a woman who's husbands
mysteriously died or disappeared.
Squirrel Tooth Alice - See
Elizabeth "Libby" Thompson
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
Known, along with
B. Anthony, as one of the foremost
figures of the movement for women's equality.
aka: the "Outlaw Queen” (1848-1889) - Hooking up with the likes
at a young age,
herself and was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime by
Lucy Stone (1818-1893) A
pioneering leader in the women suffrage movement, she founded
the American Woman Suffrage Association.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Author and poet, she wrote the biggest bestseller of the
nineteenth century, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The novel, which
first appeared in serialized version in National Era
magazine, was the first major American work in which a black man
appeared as the central hero.
Tabor (1833-1895) - The first wife of
Colorado "Silver King"
Horace Tabor, Augusta was a hardy pioneer who homesteaded in
before moving on to the mining camps of
her husband made millions, he jilted her for
Baby Doe, causing a
scandal that rocked Denver society.
Doe Tabor, aka: Elizabeth McCourt (1854-1935) - Marrying one
of the richest men in
Baby Doe was involved in
one of the country's most famous love triangles, scandalizing
the social community of Denver.
Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Thompson (1855-1953) - One
of the most popular soiled doves in
other frontier cattle towns during the 1870s. She later became
famous as Squirrel Tooth Alice, madam of a brothel in
Sojourner Truth (1797?-1883) A
former slave, she became a leading proponent of human rights and
a spokesperson for abolition and women's rights.
Alice Ivers Tubbs; aka:
Poker Alice (1851-1930) - Perhaps the best known female poker player
in all of the Wild
Harriet Tubman (1820?-1913) As a
"conductor" on the
Underground Railroad, this fugitive slave
helped thousands of blacks escape north prior to the
during which, she served as a Union nurse and military spy.