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The Ballad of Lucille Mulhall, America's Original Cowgirl

At a Rough Riders reunion in Oklahoma City in 1900, Theodore Roosevelt watched as the 14-year-old girl galloped her horse, swinging a lasso overhead. When she roped around a running steer, she beat sun-weathered cowboys for first prize. Afterward, Roosevelt bowed to the girl and told her that none of his troops could have done a better job. The girl's father, Zach Mulhall, later said that Roosevelt urged him to take her on the road.
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