Goldie Griffith was one of a kind. She boxed. She wrestled. She rode bucking broncos in the Buffalo Bill Wild West traveling tent shows, and a newspaper referred to the pretty young bronco buster as a "Heller in Skirts." She was one of the first professional female athletes. She was an actor and stunt rider for the brand-new western movies that were taking the country by storm. She was married during a Wild West at Madison Square Garden with a crowd of 8,000 in attendance. She became a rancher and owned several restaurants in the mountains of Colorado. She trained dogs for the war and applied to be the first policewoman in San Francisco. Was there anything she couldn't do? She didn't think so.
This is the (amazingly) true story of Goldie Griffith's life. With over 120 photographs and images.
A 2009 WILLA Literary Award finalist.
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The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls
Being a woman, it helps every day to know that Goldie had so much courage & confidence in herself. . . at a time in history when women were second class citizens. She didn't let anything stop her from taking charge of her life & from helping others. I am so encouraged by her example. So proud of her!