March 31, 2022

Episode 77 - Three Women of the Wild West

Episode 77 - Three Women of the Wild West

In this episode Jennie and Dianne are joined by special guest Laurilea McDaniel to discuss three exceptional women who helped tame the wild west. All three were married to men whose names are well-known to history: Davy Crockett, Kit Carson and Horace Tabor; but we only hear the names of their wives in passing... until now.  As Dolly Parton once said, “Storms make trees take deeper roots.”  Elizabeth Patton Crockett, Maria Josefa Jaramillo Carson, and Augusta Peirce Tabor all led Ordinary Extraordinary lives that allowed their roots to grow deep with love, strength and sheer determination.

To hear the full details regarding the Tabor love triangle, please listen to The Rebel at Large Adventure podcast here:

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Laurilea McDaniel

Laurilea has been an educator for the past 20 years. She has taught all levels from kindergarten to college. She holds undergraduate degrees in Theatre, Journalism and Education, and a master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction for Secondary Theatre Education from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She is also a Freddie G. Fellow, Class of 2017.

She passionately believes in the power of the arts and how transformative they can be. Everyone has a story worthy of being heard. Arts programs encourage confidence and give students a voice!