Canadian woman turned Wyoming homesteader Ellen “Ella” Liddy Watson, was later lynched by
Wyoming Stock Growers Association members. Says historian Daryl Drew; “This photo appears to
me as a hurried joke shot. The throatlatch is undone, there’s no saddle and she’s barefoot and in a
nightgown and nightcap.” This innocent image was used to discredit her as a legitimate rancher and
to perpetuate a century of misinformation.

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