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The Girls of West
Author and Old West history expert R. Michael Wilson discusses some of the Notorious Women of West!
Pablita Sandoval (Paula Angel)
Pablita Sandoval was born in Mexico in 1835. She moved to Loma Parda, New Mexico
with her mother and started a home-
The importance of Delores Moore is that she was the first reported female “deported,” or banished, for criminal activity. She has persistently been listed as hanged in 1865 but in fact that is the year her sentence of death, for murdering her husband in 1863, was commuted to banishment from the United States.
Pearl Hart is a significant “old west” icon because she is the only genuine female
According to Pearl, she began receiving requests for money from her ill mother, who was then raising her son, and when she sent all she had Joe kicked in his nest egg. When the final request came Pearl and Joe decided to rob a stagecoach. On May 29, 1899 Joe and Pearl, armed to the teeth and looking desperate, stepped into the road and stopped the coach. For their efforts they got less than $500 and started making their way to the train depot at Benson. Within two days they were captured, Pearl managed to escape from jail but was recaptured. In November the two defendants
appeared in court where Boot pled guilty and received thirty years, but he escaped
on February 6, 1901. Pearl was acquitted, which outraged the judge, so she was arrested
and charged with stealing the driver’s pistol. She was convicted and sentenced to
serve five years but she was pardoned in December 1902, with the stipulation she
leave the Territory until her sentence expired. She later returned to Arizona, married
Calvin Bywater and they settled near Globe. Pearl died in Arizona on December 30,
1955 at the age of eighty-
Eva Dugan was working as housekeeper and care-
R. Michael Wilson -
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