Written, Produced and Directed by
Director of Photography
Grip and Electric
Paul Stapleton Smith
Field Production Assistant
Jeff Sias & Bryan Papciak, Handcranked Productions
Cultural Center de Mesilla
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Ellis Store, Lincoln, NM
La Posada Resort & Spa
Lincoln State Monument
Old Tucson Studios
The Shelbourne Dublin
Richard Fairbanks, Pharoah Editorial
John Dowdell, Goldcrest Post
Office Production Assistant
Archival Materials Courtesy of
The Art Archive
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento, California
Carleton College Library
Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
Farmington Museum Collection
Haley Memorial Library
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
Kansas State Historical Society
Library of Congress
Seaver Center for Western History Research, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
Shades of L.A. Collection, Los Angeles Public Library
Robert G. McCubbin
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Nebraska State Historical Society
New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
Rio Blanco County Historical Society
Stanford University Libraries
University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Yale Collection of Western America, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
David and Jinny Vigil
Marketing & Publicity
James E. Dunford
An Ark Media and John Maggio Productions film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved
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A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
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Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.