Eleanor McClintock Williams

1986 Cowgirl Honoree – New Mexico

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(1906-1979)

Eleanor’s life epitomized that of the strong, independent Western woman. The daughter of wealthy Pittsburgh artists, Eleanor was enthused with life in the West as a teenager. She became a champion trick rider, performing on the rodeo circuit, Wild West shows and circuses. She purchased and built a ranch during the Depression, raised five children, ran for the New Mexico Senate, was a published writer and became a recognized artist.