Aug. 23, 2022

Episode 253: Wild Women: Kitty LeRoy

Episode 253: Wild Women: Kitty LeRoy

Kitty LeRoy was a sharpshooter, cardsharp, dancer, and entrepreneur. She became a well-known entertainer in the Old West and ran with legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock. But her fierce temper and fiery personality often made her dangerous to be around. You may have never heard of Kitty LeRoy before but after this episode you won’t soon forget her. 

 

Resources: 

 

“Kitty LeRoy: Lady Gambler and Gunfighter” by Kathy Weiser for Legends of America, Feb 2020. 

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-kittyleroy/

 

“Kitty LeRoy: Untimely Death” by Greta for Explore Dallas History, Dec 29, 2018. 

https://exploredallashistory.com/kitty-leroy-untimely-death/

“Kitty LeRoy was a Jig Dancer and Much More” by Marshall Trimble for True West Magazine, August 3, 2016. 

https://truewestmagazine.com/kitty-leroy-was-a-jig-dancer-and-much-more/

 

“Wild Women Wednesday: Kitty LeRoy” by Chris Enss for Cowgir Magazinel, Dec 30, 2015.

https://cowgirlmagazine.com/wild-women-wednesday-kitty-leroy/

 

Boudoirs to Brothels: The Intimate World of Wild West Women, Michael Rutter, Farcountry Press, 2015.

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Boudoirs_to_Brothels/QhrICgAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1

 

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