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Cushing 150 150 ctx

Fred S. Cushing Collection, 1932
Location: 0143
Accession #: 1987.006


This small collection consists of five photographs featuring Ed Wright, Perry Ivory, and other rodeo cowboys at the Mother Lode Round-Up in Sonora, California, circa 1932.


There’s no accompanying biographical information about the collection’s donor, Fred S. Cushing, in the accession file.

Mother Lode Round-Up
“The Mother Lode Round-Up is a traditional western family, and hometown reunion that celebrates and pays tribute to the regional agricultural heritage and the posse men that kept this special event alive. People from all over the region look forward to a fun time celebrated during the beautiful spring season in the Sierra Nevada foothills. This event is a celebration of memories of simpler way of life and rodeo as it used to be. The Round-Up celebrates Mother’s Day in rodeo style.

The Mother Lode Round Up Rodeo is a two day competition with rodeo action Saturday & Sunday. The Round Up Rodeo is a real bronco-bustin’ rodeo where rodeo stars compete in bareback riding, barrel racing, bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling and team roping.

Over 350 of pro-rodeo’s finest cowboys and cowgirls are attracted to the event. The weekend attracts over 50,000 rodeo fans and visitors every year. The Round-up Rodeo has always been respected as one of California’s finest yearly events.”

Mother Lode Round-Up Official Website 

This collection contains five photographs of rodeo events. Rodeo personalities represented are Ed Wright and Perry Ivory.

Personal Names:
Cushing, Fred S.
Ivory, Perry
Wright, Ed

Subject Headings:
Mother Lode Round-Up

This collection was accessioned in 1987. Librarian Karen Spilman wrote the scope and content note in March 2003. The current finding aid was written and updated online by archivist/librarian Laura Anne Heller in December 2009.

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

Fred S. Cushing Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Series 1: Fred S. Cushing Collection
Photographs have been cataloged in the Image Archive Database, but none have been scanned yet.
Box/Folder # Accession # Folder Title/Description
1/12 1987.006 .1 Ed Wright, Mother Lode Rodeo, Sonora. May 8, 1932. Photographer unknown. Photograph, b&w, 3.5×4.5 in.
1987.006 .2 Perry Ivory on Dirty Shirt, Mother Lode Rodeo. 1932 ca. Photographer unknown. Photograph, b&w, 3.5×4.5 in.
1987.006 .3 Trick roping. 1932 ca. Photographer unknown. Photograph, b&w, 3.5×4.5 in.
1987.006.4 Group photograph of cowboys. 1932 ca. Photographer unknown. Photograph, b&w, 3.5×4.5 in.
1987.006.5 Steer roping. 1932 ca. Photographer unknown. Photograph, b&w, 3.5×4.5 in.
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