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Mary Jo Milner

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“Daddy taught me to respect and work with a horse,” recalls Mary Jo. At ten Mary Jo was very active in the local 4-H Club and raised steers to show and sell. A natural at cutting from the begining, Mary Jo’s horses won every title they entered that year in North Texas Cutting Horse Association...

Sherri Mell

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Sherri Mell began competing in junior rodeos at age four and never tired of the challenges and thrills of the arena. At thirteen she won her first saddle, and over the next thirty plus years she claimed wins in a number of rodeo events While many cowgirls specialize in just one or two key rodeo...

Connie Griffith

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“Do it with style and a smile” was the motto of Connie Griffith, one of the world’s greatest female trick riders. As a child she rode her horses Toby and Nix nearly every day, later joining a horse club and competing in rodeos. Connie was selected as the Nebraska High School Rodeo Queen and honored...

Wantha Davis

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Wantha Davis loved to race horses—and to win doing it. From the Great Depression through the 1950s, she won more than 1,000 races. Her feats on the racetrack were commemorated in newspapers across the country and on newsreels in movie houses. She was referred to by many major sports writers as one of the finest...

Gail Davis

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Praised as “the perfect Western actress,” Gail Davis was the star of the popular television series Annie Oakley. Gail gave girls of the era their first female Western heroine and won numerous awards, including three Billboard Awards for best actress, and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fans around the...