Metcalfe Museum

Today we are continuing our stories of women on the cattle trails. The cowboys were considered “Trailblazers” as were the women who accompanied them. One of those women was Harriett “Hattie” Louise Standefer Cluck. Hattie was born on April 14, 1846 in Cherokee County Alabama. Not long after her birth the Standefer family moved to Williamson County, Texas where her grandfather, Israel Standerfer, migrated in 1841. By 1860 Hattie’s family owned a large ranch where they raised cattle and other livestock. During that time Hattie grew into a spunky adventurous young lady. She attended Selado College in Bell County and…

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