THE PENDLETON GIRLS
At the beginning of this century, until the 1930’s, women competed in rodeos across the nation. They competed in calf-roping, bronc riding, bull dogging and trick riding. Some were expert in firearms and gave demonstrations (i.e. Annie Oakley). During the 1920’s there was an outfit called THE PENDLETON DRUG COMPANY. They sponsored a number of these professional cowgirls. They had photographers take pictures (Of the girls competing or stills) and placed these images on postcards, calendars, and other promotional material. The gals sponsored by The Pendleton Drug Company were often referred to as “THE PENDLETON GIRLS”.