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When the city of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, it brought a brand new form of rodeo queen—not a touring cowgirl performer yet a tender, middle-class girl from its personal city. Riding Pretty examines the background, evolution, and importance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen, from the creation of this new phenomenon on the 1910 Pendleton Round-Up to the arrival of pass over Rodeo the United States in 1956, and areas the most theme—connection of queens to community—within the context of the evolution of rodeo as a spectator activity and the altering thoughts of gender kinfolk within the American West.

The version for community-sponsored rodeo queens that originated in Pendleton progressively unfold to different rodeos through the West, giving younger women the chance to take part either in rodeo and of their groups. From 1910 to 1956, the community-sponsored rodeo queen’s function elevated, either when it comes to her duties and when it comes to the neighborhood she represented, neighborhood, local, and nationwide. whereas each one group tailored the rodeo queen phenomenon to fit the features of its personal social gathering, the most features of the position remained: the rodeo queen as a logo of the neighborhood rodeo and as a metaphor for western women.

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