Thursday, June 23, 2022

My Favorite Harlot Pulled A Pistol On A Ferryman

 June 23, 2022

   Took another run at one of the heroes of our Real Women of the Wild West book.

Daily Whip Out: "Sacagawea & Child"

     Another one of the feisty women who will be featured prominently in our Real Women of the Wild West book will be this iconic woman:

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out: 
"Sharlot Hall"

  Sharlot loved a good fight, and broke gender barriers. She was a free soul and her writing expresses this sense of freedom.

“But I do enjoy everything – just the sunshine on the sand is beautiful enough to keep one giving thanks for eyes to see with. And all day long I’m glad, so glad, so glad that God let me be an out-door woman and love the big things. I couldn’t be a tame house cat woman and spend big sunny, glorious days giving card parties and planning dresses — though I love pretty clothes and good dinners and friends – and would love a home where only the true, kind, worth-while things had place.
“I’m not unwomanly – don’t you dare to think so – but God meant woman to joy in his great, clean, beautiful world – and I thank Him that He lets me see some of it not through a window pane.

• Sharlot was rumored to have had several affairs and catty women around Prescott called her "Harlot Shall."

• She pulled a gun on a ferryman.

• She was not a feminist she was a humanist.

• She was a Republican.

• Many letters were destroyed after her death along with many by her close friend, the painter Kate Cori, who is buried in the Hall family plot but there's no mention of Kate in the official biography of Sharlot by Margaret F. Maxwell.

   One more shot of my friend and Kid colleague:

Fred Nolan at the Cowboy Symposium,
in Ruidoso, October 14, 2012

"Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement part. Enjoy the ride."
—Anthony Bourdain


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