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Texas Cattle Queens
July 2, 2014 - February 8, 2015

Texas Cattle Queens tells the story of some of the trail-blazing Texas women involved in the cattle business.  The display will feature such notables as Doña Maria del Carmen Calvillo, Molly Goodnight, Lizzie Johnson and Amanda Burks.  Personal artifacts, photographs and video will tell the stories of these women who successfully took on duties that society considered "men's work" while wearing a skirt and riding sidesaddle.

 

Two women riding astride, Colorado County, Texas, circa 1910-1916. 
General Photograph Collection, # 104-0550.  Courtesy University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

 

 



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