Advertising the 101 Ranch Wild West Show, 1918

Description:

This photo shows an old car with a steer head attached to the front, driven by a man, with four cowgirls and a wooden Indian as passengers. The girl on the far left is Prairie Rose Henderson and the girl sitting on the hood of the car is Ruth Roach.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Wichita County - Wichita Falls
Creation Date: 1918
Partner(s):
UNT Archives
Collection(s):
Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986) Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 1,283
Past 30 days: 16
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Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1918
  • Digitized: January 22, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Wichita County - Wichita Falls
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1918  
Description:

This photo shows an old car with a steer head attached to the front, driven by a man, with four cowgirls and a wooden Indian as passengers. The girl on the far left is Prairie Rose Henderson and the girl sitting on the hood of the car is Ruth Roach.

Note:

Ruth Salmon, world champion rodeo performer, had a 24-year career that began in 1914 and ended in 1938, when she retired from the rodeo and started a ranching business in Nocona, Texas, with her husband, Fred Salmon. She is an inductee in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and traveled the world with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and The 101 Real Wild West Show. Bronc riding was her favorite event, although she performed and won championship titles in other areas (as Ruth Roach). During her career she won the titles of World's Champion All Around Cowgirl, World's Champion Trick Rider, and World's Champion Girl Bronc Rider. This photo is from the collection of papers and photographs that she donated to the University of North Texas Archives in 1985.

Physical Description:

1 photographic postcard : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Cowgirls | Roach, Ruth | Salmon, Ruth Roach | Henderson, Prairie Rose
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT Archives
Collection:
Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986) Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: HM-60_238
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21021
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public