Lucille Mulhall

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Lucille Mulhall

Birthdate: (55)
Death: 1940 (55) (automobile accident)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Zachariah P. "Zack" Mulhall and Mary Agnes Locke

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Lucille was the best known Western performer of her era and was identified as a “cowgirl” before the term was widely used. She learned to ride and rope on her family’s Oklahoma ranch, and began her career performing in her father’s Wild West show and later becoming one of the first and most accomplished riding and roping champions. Competing with, and frequently beating, male competitors in steer roping events, Lucille helped make women an integral part of rodeo.


Lucille Mulhall (October 21, 1885 – December 21, 1940) was a well known cowgirl and Wild West performer.

Early years

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Zach and Agnes Mulhall. Her parents brought her to Oklahoma Territory in 1889. She was raised on her family's Mulhall Ranch in Oklahoma Territory, near what is now Mulhall, Oklahoma.

Career as a performer

Known as one of the first women to compete with men in roping and riding events, she was called Rodeo Queen, Queen of the Western Prairie, and Queen of the Saddle (among many other appellations). She starred in the Miller Brothers' 101 Ranch Wild West Show, formed her own troupe in 1913 and performed in many rodeo and Wild West shows throughout her career. She produced her own rodeo in 1916. She retired to her family's ranch in Mulhall around 1922.


Mulhall died in Logan County, Oklahoma, in an automobile accident less than a mile from the Mulhall Ranch.

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Age 55