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Davenport (Iowa) Weekly Leader / March 14, 1902

Cora Chiquita, Female Desperado, Runs Amok

Santa Rosa, N.M., March 12.— The peace officers of this county are looking for Cora Chiquita, known as “Cora the Cowgirl,” who made a sensation here on Friday night by riding up and down the main street, a revolver in each hand, yelling and shooting at everyone whose appearance did not suit her fancy.

Not until the girl, who is known far and wide as “the beautiful devil,” had loped out of town did the sheriff and his posse show their heads.

La Chiquita is one of the best shots in New Mexico, and is said to be in close touch with a bad gang of outlaws in the southwest. She is 23 years old, pretty as a picture, about a quarter-blood Cherokee, wears man’s attire, always carries two revolvers and is a fearless rider. Not long ago she was driven out of Arizona for general reckless shooting. She has killed several men.

 

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