Mildred Douglas Chrisman

1988 Cowgirl Honoree – Oklahoma


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(1895-1982)

Mildred left an East Coast finishing school and went west to join the 101 Ranch Wild West show, beginning a colorful career that included winning the World Champion Girl Bronc Rider title twice and acting in silent movies with Tom Mix. A versatile performer, Mildred was skilled in trick riding, trick shooting and training performing animals. After retiring, Mildred became a nurse and eventually opened her own museum dedicated to her cowgirl life.