Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Edgefield History Pub

"Let' er Fly": The Story of World Champion Cowgirl Lorena Trickey

Edgefield - Blackberry Hall

5 pm doors, 6:30 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTORY2019 or mention it when you call the hotel.

About "Let' er Fly": The Story of World Champion Cowgirl Lorena Trickey

"Let' er Fly": The Story of World Champion Cowgirl Lorena Trickey

Presented by Steve Lehl & Chuck Rollins, Crown Point Country Historical Society

Moving in the early twentieth century from the semi glamorous Wild West Show arena to the more challenging rough-stock arena, rodeo girls were among the first women in the United States to achieve valid recognition as professional athletes. Combining Wild West showmanship with undeniable athletic skill, they defied the conventional gender roles of the day by competing in a traditionally male dominated sport.                   

Join us for the story of one of those athletes - local legend Lorena Trickey, who ultimately became a World Champion Cowgirl. Her dad brought her to Pendleton in 1910 to see her first rodeo and nine years later, she won her first national championship there, becoming the "World Champion All Around Horsewoman", just one of many titles she would receive in her career. And what a career she had! Learn how the champion rodeo rider ended up working in Hollywood, doing stand in work for Mary Pickford and even drove a chariot in a Tom Mix movie.

About the Speakers:

Chuck and Steve are the President and Vice President of the Crown Point Country Historical Society, helping to preserve the history of East Multnomah County.

About Edgefield History Pub

Edgefield History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp