FORGOTTEN QUEEN OF THE WILD WEST SHOWS
So for 30 years from 1883 to 1913, the region was celebrated in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. It combined the breathtaking spectacles of a circus with a Smithsonian-level dedication to preserving the West’s unique legacy. My Grandfather Powell told me about seeing Buffalo Bill and his show as a boy in 1910.
With that entertainment form largely forgotten today, it’s no surprise that people also forgot the important role women played in those shows. Continue reading