In the late 1800s, an unsung hero of life on the farm was the rough and tough cowgirl. No woman in America straddled the worlds of both Wild West shows and rodeos quite like Lucille Mulhall. Born in 1885, Lucille was raised on a family farm in Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. By the age of 10, she was entertaining crowds at the mayor’s request.
Lucille rose to fame and went on to impress future-president Theodore Roosevelt and over 25,000 fans at the Rough Riders Reunion in Oklahoma City in 1900.