|"The Last Fall"
24" x 24"
Available in a custom dark wood frame
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The last Fall depicts one of the last of the great cowgirl bronc riders of the era, Bonnie McCarroll of Idaho, who tragically hastened the demise of the women's sport for her time when she was thrown and fatally trampled at the Pendleton Roundup in 1929.
|After McCarroll's death, cowgirl bronc riding was dropped from the Pendleton Roundup. Many other rodeo producers followed suit. The cowgirl's
participation in professional rodeo dwindled to almost nil by the end of World War II.
Kristy Watsons version of this memorable event in history shows Bonnies angel riding a horse in the upper left of the painting. It was Bonnies time to go, but her angel rides on and watches over other bronc riders everywhere.