Presentation: "Blanche McGaughey, Early Cowgirl”

The Original Courthouse Regional History Forum series continues with "Blanche McGaughey, Early Cowgirl,” 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the 1859 courthouse, at 410 W. Second Place in The Dalles. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Coffee and cookies are served. Fort Dalles Riders’ historian Linda Miller will present photos and stories about Blanche McGaughey Sammis, longtime Wasco County resident. In her early life Blanche was a lady bronc rider, bulldogger and steer roper, touring with the 101 Wild West Show. She competed and performed from 1912-14 and opened the door for women to participate in the sport of rodeo today.

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