It started with an advertisement promising work to women between the ages of 21 and 35. They just had to go to Oatman and enter the dance hall at the “49” camp.
The headline read “Woman drinks bootleg and shoots up town.”
The baton is coming to Kingman from Henderson, and there will be a handoff party at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at Mother Road Harley, 2501 Beverly Ave. The Mohave County chapter of the Women in the Wind motorcycle group – the Cactus Cuties – will be there to hand the baton off to a group of women from a San Diego chapter.
Women in the Wind all started with an ad. An ad in the classifieds section that simply read “Attention Lady Bikers.”
Most legends contain just enough truth to spark imagination. There are just enough facts to make the story easy to follow, but not enough to easily track, through history or on modern maps.
At the first note, the first press of the keys, it fills the room. Energy, vibrance, dancing. Beaded dresses swirling in a colorful array. Clusters of bodies fill the dance floor, feet moving to the striding fingers on the piano.