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Author Lyon, Dan J., author.

Title The Girl Guards of Wyoming : the lost women's militia / Dan J. Lyon ; foreword by Jim Allison
Published Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2019
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Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword, by Jim Allison; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Amazon Rising; 2. Battle of the Sexes; 3. Guards of Honor; 4. Girl Guard Trivia; 5. Tactical Differences; 6. Uniforms; 7. Biographies; 8. Stitzer's Other Guards; 9. Girl Cadets of Rawlins; 10. Girl Cadets of Laramie; Notes; Bibliography; About the Author
Summary "Resurrecting the legend of Wyoming Amazons. In the summer of 1890, an army of teenage women with swords drawn and rifles at the ready marched resolutely toward the state capitol to deliver a message to Governor Francis E. Warren and the nation: women want equal rights. As Company K walked alongside women's suffrage pioneer Esther Morris, one could hear the rhythm of their feet keeping step in perfect cadence. Western history remembers murderers, outlaws, prostitutes and saloon girls but not the famous Girl Guards, whose military precision rivaled that of West Point cadets. Author Dan J. Lyon offers the definitive and evocative account of the young women warriors who defined the Equality State."-- Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 04, 2019)
Subject Wyoming Girl Guard -- History
Teenage girls -- Wyoming -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Women and the military -- United States -- History
Women -- Wyoming -- Biography
Teenage girls -- Social life and customs.
Women and the military.
Wyoming -- Militia
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Allison, Jim, writer of foreword.
ISBN 1439667578