Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Oklahoma's Territorial Women

Author Glenda Carlile's book Buckskin, Calico, and Lace: Oklahoma's Territorial Women (Oklahoma City: Southern Hills Publishing, 1990) features chapters on many characters and saints of the period.

Women profiled include Mary Alice Hearrell Murray (the wife of AP Murray - Oklahoma's first Governor), famous madam "Big Anne" Wynn, socialite Anna Murphy Overholser, outlaws Cattle Annie, Little Britches and Belle Star, newspaper publisher Elva Shartel Ferguson, Kate Barnard and more. Add it to your Oklahoma women library; a used copy via Amazon can be had for around $5.00.