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.