From a 1944 letter to Hoofs and Horns:
“We have received word from the War Department that Rabbit was killed in action at Bougainville, Philippines on April 16, 1944…
We are surely sorry to hear this bad news and extend our sympathy to his family. Rabbit was well-known at the Eastern rodeos and had many friends. He was one of nine brothers in the service, eight of whom were overseas, and he was the first of the family of twenty children to pass away.”
This Robert Quirk History Mug is part of our Rodeo Series which includes many unique athletes. Activities involved in the practice of herding cattle were the basis of what became modern day rodeos. Nowadays cowboys and cowgirls compete in steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, bull riding and barrel racing.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.