Me (atop my stallion, Rawhide) doin' somethin' I figure Caroline might have done back in the day. Photo by Lindsay Linton of Linton Productions

Video: Channeling “the Old West’s Female Champion”

I reckon I might just be Caroline Lockhart reincarnated ... ;)

Howdy, folks! ūüėČ

This summer I got to play one of the most famous women to emerge out of my historic hometown of Cody, Wyoming: Caroline Lockhart. The show ran in the same western town that gave both this legendary woman and me our western roots … I only can¬†hope to blossom into a legacy as epic as hers.

Caroline Lockhart, described by Wyoming History as “The Old West’s Female Champion,” was a strong willed, multifaceted, creative, visionary, flirtatious, rambunctious, prolific, unstoppable female figure who helped shape Cody during its nascent years in the early 1900s.

As a young woman into her middle years, Caroline worked as a reporter for The Boston Post, The Philadelphia Bulletin and the Denver Post. In Cody, Caroline owned and ran a bar during prohibition and owned and edited the local newspaper. She also published six novels Рtwo of which were made into major motion pictures: Man from the Bitterroots (1916) and The Fighting Shepherdess (1920).

It was so cool to play a woman I’d like the live up to. I mean, I’ll be feelin’ pretty good about my writing career if I write six successful novels and a couple of them get made into big-time movies. That’d be alright by me.

Check out a snippet from my 20-minute monologue as Caroline. You’ll learn she became rather famous in her day – one of the most well-known writers in America.

I mean, when you’re in the celebrity leagues of Buffalo Bill, you kind of know you’ve made it ūüėČ

Hope you enjoyed this little slice of Western history and the fierce spirit of Caroline Lockhart [shot in our SCENES satellite studio in Cody, Wyoming]!

Monologue excerpt from: The Cody Monologues РFamous and Infamous Women of the West, written and produced by Playwright and Director Bethany Sandovik, another legendary lady here in Cody.

 

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