By John Clayton

In 1901, Philadelphia's famous person woman journalist stepped off a educate in Blackfoot, Montana, and right into a global of dwelling legends. The miners and frontiersmen, Indians and trappers that Caroline Lockhart met there encouraged this pretty, unmarried, strong-willed lady to reside a existence she had in basic terms dreamed approximately in what remained of the Wild West.
 
This is the real tale of a girl whose paintings and existence teetered among realism and romanticism and who wrote novels “like a guy” but ran her companies and amorous affairs like a liberated feminist. Prep-school trained (she attended the Moravian Seminary for ladies) and well-traveled (her assignments took her all through Europe), she selected to stay out her passions in a time while to reveal one's ankle may possibly break a lady for life.
 
As a newspaper writer in Cody, Wyoming, she based the town's still-thriving Stampede Rodeo, acquired serious compliment from the not easy H. L. Mencken, and observed 3 of her seven novels become movies. but she additionally infuriated pals and admirers together with her cantankerous crusades (she said novelist Zane gray, for example, as “that tooth-pulling ass!”) and indomitable will. during this all-encompassing portrait the Cowboy lady, Caroline Lockhart, emerges as a girl who remade the myth of the West in lifestyles and in phrases, and who retains us spellbound to this day.

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