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Agnes Lake Hickok

Linda A. Fisher

Agnes Lake Hickok

queen of the circus, wife of a legend

by Linda A. Fisher

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hickok, Agnes Lake, -- 1826-1907,
  • Hickok, Wild Bill, -- 1837-1876 -- Family,
  • Hickok, Wild Bill, -- 1837-1876 -- Marriage,
  • Circus performers -- United States -- Biography,
  • Circus owners -- United States -- Biography,
  • Horsemen and horsewomen -- United States -- Biography,
  • Women entertainers -- United States -- Biography,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.),
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- 1860-1890

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLinda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers.
    GenreBiography.
    ContributionsBowers, Carrie, 1980-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCT275.H5955 F57 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16909182M
    ISBN 109780806139838
    LC Control Number2008024202
    OCLC/WorldCa231745535

      But James Butler Hickok, even contained a few facts,” Tom Clavin writes in his book, Carson, Gen. Custer and other famed men in the West, and he fell in love with Agnes Lake. Wild Bill also fell in love—multiple times—before marrying the true love of his life, Agnes Lake, the impresario of a traveling circus. He would be buried however, next to fabled frontierswoman Calamity Jane. Even before his death, Wild Bill became a legend, with fiction sometimes supplanting fact in the stories that surfaced.

    Genre/Form: Electronic books Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Fisher, Linda A., Agnes Lake Hickok. Norman. Agnes Lake Hickok rode horses, walked on slack wires, and trained various animals. If that was not enough, she was also a smart, diligent entrepreneur who became the first woman to own and operate a circus in the United States. The circus business brought her a busy schedule, some profitable opportunities, and wide acclaim as an entertainer who traveled with legendary performers P. T. .

    From Wild Bill Hickok, the book's centerpiece, to Calamity Jane, who's looking for love in all the wrong places. From Charley Utter, Bill's best friend to Yup, there was a 4/5(). Wild Bill Hickok married Agnes Lake Thatcher at the residence of S.L. and Minnie Moyer. The presiding minister noted in his prayer book that he "didn't think they meant it." Hickock was slain during a poker game in Deadwood, South Dakota five months later. He was holding two pair - aces and eights - which soon became known as the "dead man's hand.".


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Agnes Lake Hickok by Linda A. Fisher Download PDF EPUB FB2

The first woman in America to own and operate a circus, Agnes Lake spent thirty years under the Big Top before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok—a mere five months before he was killed. Although books abound on the famous lawman, Agnes’s life has remained obscured by circus myth and legend/5(8).

The first woman in America to own and operate a circus, Agnes Lake spent thirty years under the Big Top before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok—a mere five months before he was killed.

Although books abound on the famous lawman, Agnes’s life has remained obscured by circus myth and legend. The first woman in America to own and operate a circus, Agnes Lake spent thirty years under the Big Top before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok—a mere five months before he was killed.

Although books abound on the famous lawman, Agnes’s life has remained obscured by circus myth and legend/5. Agnes Lake Hickok: Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend. by Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers, Univ.

of Oklahoma Press, Norman,$ Most students of Western history know Agnes Lake as the wife of James “Wild Bill” Hickok—and that’s about all they know. Known as the “Circus Queen,” with or without Wild Bill, Agnes Lake Hickok is a legend in her own right.

Editor’s Note: The reviewer, Phyllis Morreale-de la Garza is the author of numerous books including the novel Silk and Sagebrush; Women of the Old West, published by Silk Label Books, P.O. BoxUnionville, New York The first woman Agnes Lake Hickok book America to own and operate a circus, Agnes Lake spent thirty years under the Big Top before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok—a mere five months before he was killed.

Although books abound on the famous lawman, Agnes's life has remained obscured by circus myth and A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers have written the first biography of this colorful but little. Agnes Lake Hickok, Wild Bill’s Wife It wasn’t easy being married to the deadliest pistoleer in the Old West, but Agnes Lake Hickok wasn’t one to shy away from difficulty.

She was more than ten years older than Wild Bill Hickok when they married on March 5,and a fairly well-known woman in her own : Chris Enss. Reviewed by Auggie Moore - April 8, Agnes Lake Hickok () is an overlooked and unique figure in American history.

She first came to fame as a slack-wire walker and horseback rider who later went on to become the first American woman to own a circus, and after the murder of her first husband, she served as the sole manager of the "Hippo-Olympiad and Mammoth Circus.".

Hickok was somewhat undecided though, thinking Agnes would return to the East after her show closed and he greatly preferred the West. They continued to correspond,however, and letters still exist to prove their mutual love and respect. Agnes Lake and James Butler Hickok were finally married on March 5th,   Consequently, Agnes remains eclipsed by Calamity Jane.

Carrie Bowers is the author, along with Linda A. Fisher, of Agnes Lake Hickok: Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend. Visit to purchase the book from the publisher, University of Oklahoma Press.

In Abilene, Hickok meets the love of his life, Agnes Thatcher Lake, operator of the Hippo-Olympiad and Mammoth Circus, and the book’s most interesting personality. In this first biography of Agnes Lake, the woman finally steps out of the shadows of her famous husband Wild Bill Hickok.

Working through Agnes’s own embellishments, Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers reveal a savvy businesswoman. Agnes Lake Hickok died on Augat the home of her daughter and son-in-law. According to the Augedition of the New York Times, Agnes died of “general debility.” “She had been an invalid for ten years previous to her death.” Agnes was eighty years old when she passed away and was buried in Cincinnati, Ohio, next Author: Dakota Schambach.

Circus artist Agnes Thatcher Lake (nee Mersman, ), was born in Alsace, France and immigrated with her family to Cincinnati at age four.

When she was 16 she eloped with a circus clown named Bill Lake Thatcher and became skilled in the circus arts, working as a professional tightrope walker, lion tamer and equestrienne for many years.

Her husband (known professionally as Bill Lake. Agnes Lake Hickok was the first woman in the U.S. to own and operate a circus, spending some thirty years in the business before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok, five months before he was killed.

It's refreshing to see a review of her life, focusing on a colorful circus performer whose career spanned over four decades. This Agnes Lake Hickok Biography is the amazing story of the wife of Wild Bill Hickok that appears for the first time in this wonderfully written and carefully researched volume.

Beginning with the early life of the girl born in Germany inthe book tells how Agnes Messmann immigrated to the United States after a long ocean voyage. It is a pleasure and a challenge to ponder Kane's answers to such questions through the juxtapositions of a book-length collection.

Agnes Lake Hickok: Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend. By Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pages, $/$ Reviewed by Jan Cerney Philip, South Dakota. An account of Lake's first meeting with Agnes Mersman appears in Gil Robinson's book, "Old Wagon Show Days." [27] Using information possibly supplied by his future mother-in-law, Agnes Lake, Robinson wrote: "[Agnes] was an Alsatian, and was brought to his country by her parents in when she was three years old.

The family settled in Cincinnati. Circus owner, performer, and widow of James Butler Wild Bill Hickok. Please Note: There is some dispute as to whether it is Agnes Thatcher or her daughter Emma Lake Thatcher Robinson who is interred in the mausoleum featured in the pictures on this memorial.

Other Find a Grave members have reported that Agnes. Wild Bill Hickok was an early victim of identity theft, and, like many such victims, it was partly his fault. He didn’t give his social security number and bank account information to a Nigerian promising riches, but he did give an interview to a magazine correspondent promising fame.

Get this from a library! Agnes Lake Hickok: queen of the circus, wife of a legend. [Linda A Fisher; Carrie Bowers] -- This is a biography of Agnes Lake Hickok, the first woman in America to own and operate a circus. She spent thirty years under the Big Top before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok- .But the character of Agnes Lake is going to be a revelation to people, because nobody knows she existed, and she was the only Mrs.

Hickok. And Calamity Jane is a fascinating character, but Wild. A year after Hickok's death Agnes Lake Hickok shows up in Deadwood with Mr. and Mrs. "Buckskin" Charley Dalton and one "Texas" George Carson.

September 4, The widow, Agnes Lake Hickok visits Wild Bill's grave site and announces that a fenced monument to his memory will be erected with assistance from Buffalo Bill Cody, Texas Jack and.