Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years
Though her name, Lotta Crabtree, almost sounds made up, this engaging Victorian woman (and her moniker) were indeed real. She was an American actress, comedian and entertainer who also took part in the California gold rush.
Nan Aspinwall - the first woman to ride on horseback across North America alone. She rode from San Francisco to New York from September 1910 arriving on July on a bet from Buffalo Bill. She rode her thoroughbred mare, Lady Ellen.