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Nancy Sheppard

Nancy headlined at the biggest rodeos at age nine, thrilling crowds with her trick riding and roping skills. She rode and roped at most of the major rodeos in the U.S. Her rodeo career began in 1939 and lasted until 1961, when she retired to devote more time to ranching and raising her family. Descended...

Georgia O’Keeffe

Born in rural Wisconsin, Georgia worked as a commercial artist and an art teacher as she developed a personal style of stripping her subjects to their purest forms and colors. Reaching the status of a national treasure, she was famous for the expressive power of light and the patterns of nature in her close-up paintings...

Jonnie Jonckowski

An athlete her entire life, Jonnie tried bull riding for fun but found the sport could give her the challenge she desired and so took it up professionally. Jonnie’s competitive spirit helped her overcome many barriers to become a two-time world champion bull rider, paving the way for the women who followed her. Many arenas...

Mary Ann (Molly) Goodnight

Wife of cattleman Charles Goodnight, Molly drove supply wagons and took charge of ranch operations when her husband was absent. Affectionately called “the Little Mother of the Plains,” she cared for the cowhands and Indians who came to the ranch as a way to combat the loneliness of being the only woman in the area....