Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cowgirls

You city slickers, don't make fun of cowgirls as if they are beneath you.  I know some cowgirls and they are quite accomplished women.  Esther Pariseau is an example.  She is a 19th century woman born in Quebec.  She becomes a nun and then goes out West, covering a territory to include modern day Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and southern British Columbia.  She did not go around in a covered wagon.  She had to ride.  What did she do?  She founded infimaries, orphanages, homes for the metally ill, and schools for the Native American children.  Her schools were for the poor, without discrimination.  She was a pioneer in all of this.  She died at the beginning of the 20th century and was eventually inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.  Cowgirls don't just ride horses.  They do a lot more to develop our country, culture and society.  Giddyup!

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