Gertrude Maxwell

1993 Cowgirl Honoree – Idaho

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(1908-1998)

Gertrude’s parents taught her to be self-sufficient. She spent forty years as a teacher and another thirty years as a hunting outfitter. In addition she ran a ranch, trained and bred horses and dogs and farmed. Her dream of attending medical school vanished in the Depression, so she turned to teaching, even starting a school where one was needed. Gertrude became interested in recording history and became a published author.