Memories

It’s Miners and Old Timers weekend in Nederland, and I’ve already run into several people who knew Goldie and had stories about her. I hope to gather these stories and write about some of them here, but better yet would be if people who knew her or met her would write their remembrances and post them!

Just write down what you remember in the box below, and click on the submit button.

One of the first professional female athletes

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Media Bar | Comments Off on One of the first professional female athletes

One of the first professional female athletes

Goldie boxed, fenced, and wrestled before she became a cowgirl.

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The Two Bills’ Stagecoach

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The Two Bills’ Stagecoach

Harry (Hiram Sterling, Goldie’s first husband) is on the right on the stagecoach with the six-mule team in the Two Bills show. Goldie is on her horse with her hand raised to her hat. Goldie landed in the hospital after being thrown off the top of one of these stages in the Two Bills show.

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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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Visiting Tom Mix in Mixville

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Visiting Tom Mix in Mixville

    Goldie Griffith and Charley Mulhall, Lucille’s brother, visited cowboy star Tom Mix in Los Angeles in 1914. Mix had been a performer with the Miller Brothers’ 101 Wild West show–the same show that gave Goldie her start. Tom Mix was Hollywood’s first Western megastar in his big white hat and fancy outfits. With his horse Tony, Mix’s films were action-packed, and Mix usually did his own stunts. Millions of American children grew up watching Tom Mix movies on Saturday afternoons. Olive Stokes Mix, with Eric...

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A Cowgirl in San Francisco

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A Cowgirl in San Francisco

After the Lucille Mulhall Girl Ranger tour ended, Goldie joined the Miller Brothers 101 Wild West in San Francisco for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. As a member of the Miller Brothers 101 Wild West show, Goldie performed rodeo tricks and probably rode bucking broncos. Her arena pass identified her as a “participant,” and her photo was taken in her typical rodeo attire: a striped shirt, silk scarf and big hat. Inside the pass were coupons for admission for each day. Goldie got her start as a cowgirl with the...

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Trick rider, show girl, athlete

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Trick rider, show girl, athlete

Goldie posed in woolly chaps for a photo with a Mrs. Johnson when she was touring with the Lucille Mulhall Girl Rangers. Cowgirls were often invited to society events when their Wild West shows came to town, and city women wanted to have their pictures taken with the famous athletes. While touring with the Lucille Mulhall Girl Rangers, Goldie posed outside the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, Washington. The Wild West shows that Goldie toured with usually performed every day. They often took down the show, traveled overnight, and set up again the...

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Girl Rangers

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Girl Rangers

This photograph of cowgirl Goldie Griffith was taken for promotion of the show she traveled with in 1914. As part of Lucille Mulhall’s Girl Rangers, Goldie traveled with Lucille, Lucille’s brother, and Lucille’s father around Canada and the U.S. Lucille Mulhall was America’s first cowgirl—President Teddy Roosevelt suggested to Lucille’s father that he promote his young daughter as a “cow-girl,” and the name stuck. Lucille was one of the few women who roped steers, competing with the men, and often...

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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...

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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...

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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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