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Vivian White

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In 1941 Vivian was the winner of the last cowgirl bronc riding event at Madison Square Garden. Her rodeo career began when she was fifteen, riding steers and buffalo in exhibitions. A champion trick rider and bronc rider who held the distinction of never being bucked off in the arena, Vivian’s rodeo career lasted eighteen...

Wilma Standard Tate

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Known as the “Texas Tomboy” during her rodeo career, Wilma taught herself to rope using a rented donkey for practice. She became a champion roper and trick rider, dazzling audiences with her Roman riding act and her skill with a horse. She also trained and showed cutting horses before establishing her own riding school in...

Doris Seibold

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Born and raised on a ranch, Doris combined her talents to become a successful quarter horse breeder and a respected historian. Throughout her teaching career, she worked to preserve the culture and folklore of the Indian, Hispanic and Anglo presence in Arizona, instilling a sense of history in her students. Emphasizing the richness of Arizona’s...

Martha Josey

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Recognized as a leading barrel racing authority, Martha has dedicated herself to improving the equine industry and the sport of barrel racing. As a young girl with a natural athletic ability and a love for horses, Martha found a niche competing in rodeo events. After years of winning, she began to teach others horsemanship and...

Thena Mae Farr

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Thena Mae used the ranching skills she learned growing up to compete in every rodeo event from barrel racing to bronc riding. But her real fame came as she partnered with Nancy Binford and made history with their creation of the 1947 Tri-State All Girl Rodeo. A pioneer of women’s professional rodeo, Thena Mae served...

Angie Debo Ph.D.

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Angie set out to be a history teacher. Growing up on the Oklahoma frontier, she loved books and learning. Her dreams of teaching college history were blocked by discriminatory college practices against hiring women. She turned to writing about history as an alternate avenue. Priding herself on unyielding accuracy, her historical publications garnered national acclaim,...