"A roller-coaster ride through the Wild West of Buffalo Bill"

A true story of a professional athlete, rancher, movie actor, and bronco buster


“After I started reading it, I could not put it down except to sleep a few hours.

WWW-award-emblem-transIt was a great ‘read,’ and as a western historian, I could not believe that I had never heard of Goldie Griffith Cameron…she certainly deserves to be recognized as more than a bit player in the overall story of the West in times past.”  –Alvin G. Davis, President-Chairman, National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration  more reviews

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The gallery includes some pictures from The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls, and some that have recently been found.

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Who Knew?

Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum on Lookout Mountain, and I unveiled...

Coach Wreck Hurts Many

Just after Goldie married Harry Sterling (a.k.a. Harry Smith and Harry Walters) they...

Glamorous Goldie Griffith

Goldie Griffith. From a glass plate negative.

1952 in Nederland

Goldie in one of her restaurants in Nederland, Colorado, in 1952.

A Young Cowgirl

This image of a young Goldie was preserved on a glass plate negative.

A wrestler, fencer, and boxer

Goldie (at right) was a wrestler, fencer, and boxer when she performed with the Blanche...

A young Lady Athlete

At 17, Goldie was a member of the Blanche Whitney Lady Athletes during the Appalachian...

Bill Penney Show cast

Goldie is the third from the right in this photo from the Bill Penney Show that she and...

Frontier Day Champions

Frontier Day 1915 champions included Goldie’s first husband, Hiram Sterling...

Wild West show friends

Goldie posed with two friends from a Wild West show.