McCarroll, Bonnie – Pro-Rodeo


The Bonnie McCarroll mug is part of a biographical series profiling unique athletes in a variety of arenas from baseball to rodeo.  An image of Bonnie McCarroll and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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Born Mary Treadwell, Bonnie McCarroll grew up on an Idaho cattle ranch.  At 16 she married Frank McCarroll a world champion steer wrestler.  Bonnie won two cowgirl bronc riding championships, one at Cheyenne, Wyoming, and a second at Madison Square Garden.  She achieved national fame from the Walter Bowman photo of her fall at the Pendleton Round-Up in 1915.  Fourteen years later she was killed at the same rodeo when the bronc she was riding cartwheeled and crushed her.  At the time, Bonnie᾽s stirrups were ‟hobbled together,” a technique common with women bronc riders; however, this technique locked her feet in a manner, that when injured, her feet were caught and she rolled under the bronc and was trampled.  After this incident, rodeo officials eliminated women’s bronc riding as a competitive sport.

This Bonnie McCarroll History Mug is part of our Rodeo series which includes many unique rodeo stars. Content is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history. Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.

  • 11 oz. mug:  3.75” H x 3” D
  • 15 oz. mug:  4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
  • Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.


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