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Barbara Van Cleve

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Barbara’s photographs of the ranching West realistically portray ranch life in the modern West. Raised on the family’s Montana ranch, she learned ranch life as a participant, with photography as an avocation. Barbara taught English Literature and Photography at DePaul University in Chicago, becoming the youngest Dean of Women in the U.S. She retired from...

Marlene Eddleman McRae

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A world champion barrel racer, Marlene has been riding or showing horses since she was six. Inspired by Dale Evans, Marlene wanted to be a cowgirl and ride horses. Entering her first Little Britches rodeo, she began a string of championships that includes two gold medals from the 1988 Winter Olympics. A talented musician, Marlene...

Dale Evans

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Beginning her career in show business singing for a Memphis radio station, Dale (born Frances Smith) made her way to Chicago where she was ”discovered” by Paramount scouts. She came to Hollywood, working in films with John Wayne, Joe E. Brown and Roy Rogers, whom she married. Together with Roy, she made 27 films, a...

Linda Mitchell Davis

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A fourth-generation rancher, Linda grew up in the drought of the early 1930s on the family ranch in New Mexico, learning ranching up close as a ranch hand. Linda attended Cornell to study agricultural economics, returning home to run the ranch. She married and moved to the CS Ranch which she runs today. Her commitment...