Month: June 2015

Real Women Who Built The West, Lori Beasley Bradley (guest post)

When we see television shows and movies about the settlers moving west across the prairies, we are bombarded with nice respectable wives and mothers in conservative dresses and straw bonnets. That is so far from the truth. The first women to travel West were women practicing the oldest profession: prostitutes. The first traveled in cat-wagons. Wagons …

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