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Who Knew?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Who Knew?

Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum on Lookout Mountain, and I unveiled Goldie’s wedding dress as part of History Colorado’s current project, Who Knew? After the unveiling the dress was moved upstairs and will be on display for a while alongside Baby Doe’s dress and other garments from Colorado’s history. As you can see, Goldie’s wedding outfit has faded from its original fabulous red, but it’s still stunning, and the beadwork by some of the Sioux women who were also in Buffalo Bill’s show at the time is in amazingly good...

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Coach Wreck Hurts Many

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Blog, Memories | Comments Off on Coach Wreck Hurts Many

Just after Goldie married Harry Sterling (a.k.a. Harry Smith and Harry Walters) they were involved in an accident while performing in the holdup skit with the Deadwood stagecoach during a Buffalo Bill Wild West show. It was a grisly accident, and Goldie’s new husband Harry was driving. The stagecoach landed on its side, and Goldie’s friend, Arline Finn, was dragged beneath the coach. William DeMott, his wife, and Goldie also suffered various injuries, including broken bones and lacerations. From the newspaper story: “The hold-up scene had just been concluded and the coach,...

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Faces Behind the Books

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Blog, Book Signings, Memories | Comments Off on Faces Behind the Books

Faces Behind the Books

This event at the Englewood Public Library on Sunday, April 17, was a lot of fun. Lots of authors and a chance to talk with many readers. I may be back next year!

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Review by Gail Woerner on rodeoattitude.com

Posted by on Jul 8, 2010 in In the News, Media Bar | Comments Off on Review by Gail Woerner on rodeoattitude.com

By Gail Woerner Posted Friday, June 4, 2010  Goldie Griffith Cameron was one of the early day cowgirls and lady bronc riders that ‘almost’ got lost in time, if it hadn’t been for Kay Turnbaugh’s interest in her neighbor Goldie’s past. Kay never met Goldie but they both lived in Nederland, Colorado, a town in the Rocky Mountains that once had a population of 5,000 people. Once the tungsten mining market waned so did Nederland. Kay came to the town and started a newspaper there a year after Goldie died, but it didn’t take long before Kay heard enough about this wonderful Goldie character...

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Review in Boulder Daily Camera

Posted by on May 9, 2010 in In the News | Comments Off on Review in Boulder Daily Camera

By Clay Evans Former owner of Nederland’s Mountain-Ear newspaper Kay Turnbaugh explores the life of little-known Western performer and entrepreneur Goldie Griffith, who is now buried in Boulder’s Green Mountain Cemetery. It’s frankly surprising that Griffith is not better known — she was a boxer, fencer and wrestler who took up bronc-busting and who was “given away” in marriage by none other than Buffalo Bill Cody at Madison Square Garden. Turnbaugh’s journalistic background serves her well in this lively, history-packed volume. Read more: The local...

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Story in Boulder Magazine Fall 2009

Posted by on Nov 16, 2009 in In the News | Comments Off on Story in Boulder Magazine Fall 2009

The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls was featured in the Buzz section of the fall 2009 edition of Boulder Magazine.

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