Rebecca Reaver

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What we know

1856 - 1905
A conwoman, adventuress. She stayed for five weeks in the White Owl the summer of 1882.

Conning Through

When you have long lace sleeves,
and a fancy hemmed handkerchief,
and leather luggage to swing around,
no one much notices where you are from
or when or why.

And you can dance
into the arms of a married man1,
then gamble his good mine stocks
and family treasures
into your pocket.

Rebecca Reaver always made sure
all her lace was untattered
and that she left the day before
anything at all was uncovered.





Parkhill, Forbes.The Wildest of the West. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1951.
Randolph, Vance.Wildcats in Petticoats: a Garland of Female Desperados, Lizzie Merton, Zoe WIlkins, Flora Quick Mundis, Bonnie Parker, Katie Bender, and Belle Star. Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1945.

Ray, Grace Ernestine.Wily Women of the West. San Antonio, Texas: Naylor Company, 1972.

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A drawing of a woman in dress and hat.
Ruby Mateson
Lottie Horner
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