Rodeo Legende Alice Greenough Orr
In 1919, at the Forsyth rodeo in Rosebud County, a handful of rodeo cowboys dared 17-year-old Alice Greenough to ride one of the show’s bucking broncs.“They brought over a gray bronc and saddled him and turned me loose in front of the grandstand,” she wrote. “I didn’t buck off.”That was the beginning. Before she was finished, Greenough won several bronc-riding world titles, had been named one of the “100 most influential Montanans,” had been inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, where she was one of the first three inductees, and in 2010 the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame, and had been chosen by Sports Illustrated as Montana’s top woman athlete.She had become, as was said of her at her Montana Hall induction, “hands down the Queen of Rodeo.”
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