9 11 2010

Tex Austin’s was a popular travelling rodeo show in the 1920s. There’s quite a few photos of it by this photographer, Ralph Doubleday.


Prairie Rose Henderson riding a bronc in Tex Austin’s Rodeo.

Mabel Strickland, Rodeo Queen

Donna Card Glover, Lorena Tricky (in cast) Mabel Strickland c, 1920

Cheyenne Wyoming Frontier Days Cowgirl entrants, c. 1926. l-r, Bea Kirman, Rose Smith, Mabel Strickland, Ruth Roach, Florence Hughes. The winner would be awarded “King Kalakauna’s spurs”

Fox Hastings, rodeo rider, first female bulldogger in professional rodeo, c 1920s.


Of course Buffalo Bill’s was the most famous travelling show, and Annie Oakley the first female superstar in America. She wasn’t a cowgirl, though, rather a sharpshooter.


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