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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2014, 09:13:31 am »
Bill Pickett, cowboy & rodeo performer. He is the 1st African-American to be inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, the 1st African-American cowboy star, & the inventor of the technique of bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns & wrestling them to the ground. He toured around the world and starred in films The Bull-Dogger and The Crimson Skull, but due to racism, he was not allowed in many rodeos; he often was forced to claim he was of Comanche heritage in order to perform




This reminds me of my visit to the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Houston. I don't recall if they had any Pickett artifacts there, but the museum certainly was an education on a part of black history about which I knew very little.
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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2014, 04:58:27 pm »
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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #72 on: March 31, 2014, 04:59:13 pm »
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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #73 on: March 31, 2014, 05:01:03 pm »
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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #74 on: March 31, 2014, 05:03:43 pm »
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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #75 on: March 31, 2014, 05:09:59 pm »
And this picture is just sweet. You just know that li'l cowpoke wants to grow up to be just like his daddy.  :)

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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #76 on: March 31, 2014, 10:30:07 pm »


Looks like somebody can afford a ropin' horse.  :)
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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #77 on: April 01, 2014, 04:10:05 am »
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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #78 on: May 21, 2014, 04:04:26 pm »
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Re: The Cowboy Trail
« Reply #79 on: May 21, 2014, 04:11:12 pm »
In 1975 Fannie Sperry Steele was one of the first of three women inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame. A few years later at ninety, Fannie summed up her life: “To the yesterdays that are gone, to the cowboys I used to know, to the bronc busters that rode beside me, to the horses beneath me (sometimes) I take off my hat. I wouldn’t have missed one minute of it.” Fannie died in 1983.



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