Pamela Harr: Making History

For decades, Pamela Harr has built a reputation as a professional bronze artist, depicting Western subjects, including female pioneers. “Women are a big part of our history and made some amazing [...]

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. [...]

Remembering Charley Pride

Award-Winning Singer. Professional Pitcher. Smelter Man. Serviceman. Montanan. Charley Pride lived a remarkable life. Hailing from Mississippi, Pride got his first taste of life on the road as a [...]

Ranchers Stewardship Alliance

Somewhere along the line, we came to accept this idea that Montana is a battleground—that farmers and ranchers are at war with environmentalists, as though agriculture and environmentalism were [...]