Charlotte Parkhurst was raised in an orphanage for boys, which suited her just fine. She didn’t like playing with dolls, she could hold her own in a fight, and she loved to work in the stable. Charlotte had a special way with horses and wanted to spend her life training and riding them on a ranch of her own.
The problem was, as a girl in the mid-1800’s, Charlotte was expected to live a much different life – one without the freedoms she dreamed of. But Charlotte was smart and determined, and she figured out a way to live her life the way she wanted.
Charlotte became an expert horse rider, a legendary stagecoach driver, and the first woman ever to vote in the U.S. And she did these things at a time when they were outlawed for women. How? With a plan so clever and so secret – almost no one figured it out.
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