Rodeo Cowgirls

A century ago, women on the East Coast rebelled against gender norms with bobbed hair and hip flasks. Meanwhile, Western women subverted traditional roles by climbing atop bucking broncos. Female [...]

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

With the rise of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association following the 1936 Boston Garden strike, rodeo contestants finally had representation in the sport. With the CTA came fair prize money, equality [...]

Northern Rodeo Association

Rodeo has always been king in north central Montana. Prior to 1952, however, the king’s subjects lacked order. A group of cowboys from Roy gathered individuals from across the region with the [...]

The Cowboys’ Turtle Association

In premise, the Rodeo Association of America (RAA) was a great idea. Its formation in 1929 brought about a standard set of rules, allowing for world champions to be recognized in bronc riding, [...]

The Dawn of Rodeo

In the 1700s, horses were often as wild as the West itself. Early cowboys mounted mustangs (descended from stock introduced by the Spanish) and had to “break” them of bucking off riders. [...]

Small Pine

Room at the Top by Marilynn Dwyer Mason Author Unknown Long, long ago, in a land far away lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine. Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be [...]

Silent Night

In 1818, a roving band of actors was performing in towns throughout the Austrian Alps. On December 23, they arrived at Oberndorf, a village near Salzburg. There they were scheduled to perform the [...]

The Christmas Truce of 1914

Christmas Truce of 1914 by Angus Mcbride During World War I, on and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front [...]

Life Lessons from a Snowman

Home on the Range by Lynn Bywaters Author Unknown It’s okay if you’re a little bottom heavy.

 Hold your ground, even when the heat is on. 

Wearing white is always appropriate.

 It [...]