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Riding pretty : rodeo royalty in the American West

Author: Renee M Laegreid
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
Series: Women in the West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class women from its own town. Riding Pretty examines the history, evolution, and significance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen, from the introduction of this new phenomenon at the 1910 Pendleton Round-Up to the advent of Miss Rodeo America in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Renee M Laegreid
ISBN: 0803229550 9780803229556
OCLC Number: 65644754
Awards: Commended for Spur Awards (Nonfiction-Contemporary) 2007
Description: x, 273 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Community-sponsored rodeo queens : Pendleton's first go-round, 1910-1917 --
"Who will reign as queen?" : community queens return to the Pendleton Round-Up, 1921-1929 --
A new kind of community rodeo queen : sponsor girls at the Texas Cowboy Reunion --
Riding pretty : the glamour years begin, 1930-1941 --
"We like it Western!" : redefining rodeo queens --
"It was great being queen" : the postwar era, 1944-1955 --
All-girl rodeos : challenging the definition of rodeo queen --
From local community to national : Miss Rodeo America.
Series Title: Women in the West.
Responsibility: René́e M. Laegreid.
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In 1910, when the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young,  Read more...

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"This book fills an important place in the growing field of rodeo studies, a subfield of western history pursued by historians, economists, cultural anthropologists, folklorists, and gender and Read more...

 
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