The Pendleton Cowgirl Collection
The spirit of the authentic American Cowgirl has particularly strong roots in Oregon, yet she rode in arenas all across the nation and made headlines from coast to coast, in Canada and abroad. She is America's first professionally paid female athlete. Her appeal, however, is not limited to state, region, or national boundaries. She is truly a universal, global symbol of freedom of spirit.
The museum quality, fine art prints offered on this website document an era of women's history (c. 1910-1930) when local and circuit-riding cowgirls gathered throughout the country to compete in rodeo. The images are derived from the rare historical archives of the Pendleton Cowgirl Collection.
This magnificent collection of images truly is "A Collectable National Treasure."
The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, Fort Worth
Begun in the Texas panhandle town of Hereford in 1975. The National Cowgirl Museum
& Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring and documenting the lives of women who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West.
Everyone is in agreement that there is a terrific story to tell about these remarkable women of courage, spirit and vision.
ProRodeo Hall of Fame and
Museum of the American Cowboy
To some, rodeo is a sport. To others, it's a business. But to most competitors, rodeo is simply a way of life. Professional rodeo is the only major competitive sport that has evolved from a working lifestyle, and its development over the years is brought to life in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy in Colorado Springs, Co.
The Hall, located adjacent to the National Headquarters of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, is the only heritage center in the world devoted exclusively to professional rodeo - America’s original sport.