Well it’s happening! Oklahoma Rodeo Women will be out on Monday, February 17th from The History Press and Arcadia Publishing! This book was a fun exploration of the history of women involved in rodeo in Oklahoma. The book looks at women’s contributions to rodeo in Oklahoma over time. From the jacket:
Oklahoma’s central location and ranching tradition gave it a unique connection to the rodeo industry as it grew from a local pastime to an internationally popular sport. From the very beginning, Oklahoma cowgirls played a significant role in developing the institution and the businesses that grew up in its shadow. Lucille Mulhall’s pioneering roping carved out a place for women in the actual competition, while Mildred Chrisman’s promotional efforts kept rodeo chutes open during the Great Depression. Modern ranchers like Terry Stuart produced the quarter horses sought by professional athletes around the world. From Guymon to Pawhuska and from stock contractors to rodeo clowns, Tracey Hanshew follows the trail that Oklahoma women blazed across this rough-and-tumble sport.
I will be signing copies over my Spring Break in March, so please stop and say hello–get a signed copy! March 18th at 7: p.m. I will be in Tulsa at Magic City Books and on Saturday, March 21st at the Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City at 2:00 p.m.