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Friday, April 26, 2013 8:51 PM

‘Wild women’ ride history on horseback

By ABBY CROSTHWAIT, Herald Staff Writer

The Wild Women of the Frontier take time out from a performance to pose for the camera. The Wild Women, a group based on a “Wild Women of the West” group in Arizona, dress up in period costumes to portray many not-so-well-known women of the 1800s and 1900s at parades, rodeos and other events. The women are having under saddle tryouts May 11 in Meriden, northeast of Topeka. (Photos courtesy of Lisa Mooney)

It takes a certain type of gal to be a wild woman, Ellen Noll said.

Noll is a member and co-founder of the Wild Women of the Frontier, a group of about 25 women who portray female characters of the 1800s and early 1900s at parades and events in Franklin County, across Kansas and throughout the country.

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