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  • Jeanette Rankin (1880-1973) ­ A suffragist, Rankin became the first female elected to the House of Representatives in 1916. A Republican from Montana, she 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 California.

  • Toby Riddle - See Kaitchkona Winema

  • Annie Rogers, aka: Della Moore, Maud Williams (18??-19??) - Involved with Kid Curry, Annie was a "member" of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch.

  • 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.


  • Sacagawea (1790?-1812?) ­ A Shoshone Indian woman, she was captured by an enemy tribe who eventually sold her to a French Canadian trapper she later married. In 1804, Lewis and Clark, her husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, was hired by the expedition as an interpreter. Sacagawea 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 (1817-??) - 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 Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Thompson

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) ­ Known, along with Susan B. Anthony, as one of the foremost figures of the movement for women's equality.

  • Belle Starr, aka: the "Outlaw Queen” (1848-1889) - Hooking up with the likes the Younger brothers and Jesse James at a young age, Starr became an outlaw herself and was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime by Judge Isaac Parker.

  • 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.




  • Elizabeth Van Lew (1818-1900)  - A well-born Richmond, Virginia resident who built and operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the Civil War.


  • Sarah Rosetta Wakeman; aka: Private Lyons Wakeman (1843-1864) - Disguising herself as a man, Wakeman fought in the Civil War for the Union.

  • Madam C.J. Walker - (aka; Sarah Breedlove)  (1867-1919) - Born to newly freed slaves, Sarah Breedlove would make a name for herself, despite adversity, and blaze a trail for women in business with her hair care and teachings.

  • Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) - Feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon in the Civil War, Mary is the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Jemima Warner (17??-1775) - Probably the first woman to be killed in action during U.S. wars, Jemima, accompanied her husband to the Siege of Quebec and was killed on December 11, 1775.

  • Ellen Watson, a/k/a Cattle Kate – (1861-1889) - Ellen Watson, dubbed by local newspapers in the late 1880’s, as "Cattle Kate,” was long thought of as an outlaw. She was lynched by members of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association.

  • Emmeline Wells (1828-1921) - Unshakeable in her commitment to plural marriage, Emmeline Wells was a leading figure in Mormon politics and in the women's suffrage movement who helped close the gap of misunderstanding that separated Mormons and non-Mormon America for more than fifty years.

  • Ida B. Wells ­ See Ida B. Wells Barnett

  • Margaret Bourke White (1904-1971) ­ A pioneering photojournalist, she gained fame for her photographs of mill workers and sharecroppers and was famous for her association with Life magazine.

  • Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (1808-1847) - A missionary in the Oregon Country of what would become the state of Washington, she, along with Eliza Hart Spalding, was the first European-American woman to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1836.  Along with her husband, Dr. Marcus Whitman, they established the Whitman Mission near modern day Walla Walla, Washington.

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) - Famed children’s author and "storyteller of the prairie.”

  • Cathay Williams (1842-??) - When Congress passed an act authorizing the establishment of the first all Black units of the military, later to become known as "Buffalo Soldiers," Cathay Williams, became the first and only female Buffalo Soldier.

  • Emma Willard (1787­1870) ­ A foremost 19th century proponent of higher education for women, she founded the Troy, New York Female Academy, where she daringly taught her students science and math and educated hundreds of future teachers.

  • Kaitchkona Winema, aka: Toby Riddle, Woman Chief (1848-1932) - A Modoc Indian Woman who played an important part in the Modoc War of 1872-1873.

  • Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1927) - First woman to run for President, center of a scandal that rocked the nation.





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