Oklahoma Rodeo Women featured on Shepherd’s “Discover the Best Books”

Oklahoma Rodeo Women is featured on Shepherd's "Discover the Best Books!" It was an honor to receive a request to spotlight the book. I am equally humbled that a colleague on Women Also Know History referred my work to Shepherd. It's not easy to choose one's favorite books about cowgirls, but I enjoyed revisiting some … Continue reading Oklahoma Rodeo Women featured on Shepherd’s “Discover the Best Books”

Sweethearts of the Rodeo

First thoughts of western couples often conjure up Roy Rogers and Dales Evans – Hollywood’s silver screen sweethearts. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans – photo taken at the 61st Academy Awards, March 29, 1989, photo by Alan Light[1] Although Rogers and Evans met through rodeo and he actually proposed in an arena, there were also many famous … Continue reading Sweethearts of the Rodeo

Cowgirls in Cowtown

The brisk change in weather and chance of precipitation are right on cue. Those of us who grew up in anticipation of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo could tell when time for the first rodeo was near. As a kid, the excitement of getting to go to the rodeo, and travel to the … Continue reading Cowgirls in Cowtown