7 Tough Women from the Wild West

Growing up, children’s imaginations are filled with stories of bandits and sheriffs, and everyone knows the name of some of history’s most infamous outlaw cowboys — but what about all the female outlaws you never heard about?

My favorite: “Stagecoach” Mary Fields, a 6′ tall black woman whom Gary Cooper called “one of the freest souls to ever draw a breath, or a .38.”