Alberta Claire, “The Girl from Wyoming,” was back in Missouri and on her way to an extended ride through the Ozarks. The Girl from Wyoming was a celebrity in that time who was best known for her long rides across the nation on horseback. On this ride she went from Wyoming to Buffalo, NY and then back to Wyoming. She came through Missouri twice on this trip and documented road conditions and prepared a report for the state as she rode.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.