The bicycle was one of many factors that helped open the world to women in the 1890’s and early 1900’s.
From changes in clothing styles to increased mobility, the advent of the bicycle marked a turning point in the social life of women around the nation and at home in Arkansas.
Misty Murphy is the regional trails coordinator for the Northwest Arkansas Council. A native of small-town Arkansas, she loves local history and keeping alive the traditions unique to the state.
The Old State House Museum is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.