Archives On The Air 180: A Woman Of Wit And Willfulness—Caroline Lockhart Papers

Mar 12, 2020

Caroline Lockhart was a newspaper publisher, writer, journalist, rancher, and rodeo sponsor.

An interview with western showman Buffalo Bill Cody in 1904 inspired her to relocate in Cody, Wyoming, where she remained the rest of her life.

In 1919, Lockhart bought the town's newspaper. The paper's slogan became, "Everybody reads the Enterprise, even if they have to borrow it,"

Lockhart now had an open forum through her column, "As Seen from the Water Wagon." She drew upon her force, humor, and wit to counter prohibition and oppose anyone who sought to reform Cody.

Under Lockhart's guidance, the Enterprise was widely quoted throughout Wyoming and Montana.

Learn more in the Caroline Lockhart's papers at UW's American Heritage Center.