August 15, 2010

Bonnie McCarroll thrown from "Silver"


This was in 1915, and she walked away from it. She competed in the rodeo for fourteen more years before it killed her.

Pendleton, Oregon
1915
from SMU Central University Libraries

5 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

We sure don't know much about our foremothers, do we?

downtown guy said...

I sure didn't know about this woman. I had to look her up. After she died, women were banned from riding broncs and so on. Women who wanted to do so had to pose as men. Elaine Miles, who played Marilyn on NE, came from a line of women who did just that - put their hair under their hats and rode the dangerous beasts.

Steph(anie) said...

Christ.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Wowsa. Muchos cojones.

Ms. Moon said...

I can totally see that about Marilyn's foremamas. That quiet, very private strength.