Outrageous Arizona DVD
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"Outrageous Arizona" is an irreverent and humorous look at the history of Arizona as can only be told in the witty style and humorous fashion for which True West Magazine is known.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to run a magazine or how crazy my personal life is, be sure to read the behind-the-scenes peek at the daily trials and tribulations of running True West.
Sweethearts of the Rodeo Notecards - True West Museum Series.
Eight 5x7 notecards and envelopes, two each of four different images:
Bea Kirnan performs a crouch stand from the horse's withers at the Triangle Ranch Rodeo in Wichita Falls, Texas, photographed circa 1925. This acclaimed trick rider joined other rodeo cowgirls at the First International Rodeo of Cowboy Championships in London in 1924. Kirnan would go on to win the bronc riding championship at Madison Square Garden in 1929.
Eloise "Fox" Hastings Wilson is said to be the fourth woman bulldogger (1924) behind Tillie Baldwin (1913), Blanche McGaughey (1914) and Anita Ingles (1922). The redheaded daredevil first exhibited her bulldogging skills at a rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1924. She is shown in this photograph at the Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon in 1924.
Champion relay race rider Joella Irwin was one of a trio of competing cowgirls, which included her sisters Pauline and Frances, from Meriden, Wyoming. Their father, C.B. Irwin, put on the Irwin Bros. Wild West Show that featured his talented daughters and other rodeo cowgirls, and was one of the founders of Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming.
In the early years of the 20th century, cowgirls overcame restrictions, stereotypes and prejudice to make their way in the rough and wild world of rodeos, distinguishing themselves as America’s first professional women athletes. Shown here is one of the women who led the way for so many others. Her grit and determination epitomize pioneer American women.