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Bonnie McCarroll

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This champion bronc rider made rodeo history in 1922 by winning the cowgirl bronc riding championship at the two most prestigious rodeos in the nation, Cheyenne Frontier Days and the first Madison Square Garden Rodeo. One of the most famous rodeo snapshots ever taken is of Bonnie being thrown from a horse named Silver at...

Jan Youren

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Jan excels in every rodeo event, especially bareback bronc and bull riding. She has competed for over four decades, winning top honors and world titles in the WPRA. A fervent advocate of the sport since her first bareback bronc ride, Jan also holds clinics to teach young women the art of riding rough stock. Balancing...

Gertrude Maxwell

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Gertrude’s parents taught her to be self-sufficient. She spent forty years as a teacher and another thirty years as a hunting outfitter. In addition she ran a ranch, trained and bred horses and dogs and farmed. Her dream of attending medical school vanished in the Depression, so she turned to teaching, even starting a school...

Sacagawea

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A Shoshone Indian, Sacagawea was the only woman to accompany the 1802-6 Lewis and Clark expedition into the Louisiana Purchase territory. Brought along by Toussaint Charbonneau, the official expedition guide who purchased her from the Hidatsa Indians, Sacagawea acted as interpreter and guide. Her assistance became vital as she persuaded the Shoshone to supply horses...