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enlarge |Artist: Harold
Sponsor: Sen. Paul Muegge
Dedication: February 6, 2001
Size: 20" x 30"
Type: Oil on Board
Location: Outer Senate Chamber
The 101 Ranch was founded by
Col. George Washington Miller along the Salt Fork River
in the Cherokee Outlet in 1879. It was comprised of over
110,000 acres. Not only was it a working ranch, but also
featured the world's greatest Wild West show from 1908-1932.
They also operated a dude ranch
until 1932. The Millers employed many cowboys and cowgirls,
including Hoot Gibson, Tommy Grimes, Neal Hart, Claude
Sanders and a host of Indians, representing Cheyenne, Arapaho,
Comanche, Kiowa, Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Ponca, Osage,
Apache, Sioux, Cherokee and Navajo. Geronimo, of Fort Sill,
was one of the major attractions. The show played in most
of the major cities of the United States as well as England
and the European continent.
Bill Pickett was a wiry cowhand
who became a top performer in the Wild West show. He invented
steer bulldoggin' and was the star of the show. The painting
depicts what Pickett did best, in front of the ranch's company
are copyright of The Oklahoma State Senate Historical
Preservation Fund, Inc. and the artist. Please
contact Sandra Shelton at 521-5663 or email@example.com for
further copyright information.