Ruth Roach Salmon was a trick rider in several Wild West shows. She retired down the road from Daddy's family. She and her husband kept Daddy working during the Great Depression. They kept them from starvation.
TWO COWGIRLS & A COUPLE OF SCARY CLOWNS. Rodeo clown, bronc rider/trick rider Ruth Roach, rodeo clown & trick rider Mamie Stroud - Tex Austin Championship Rodeo - ca. 1920. From the personal collection of Ruth Roach.
Ruth Roach (1896 - 1986) and her horse ... traveled the world with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and The 101 Real Wild West Show. Bronc riding was her favorite event, although she performed and won championship titles in other areas; winning the titles of World's Champion All Around Cowgirl, World's Champion Trick Rider, and World's Champion Girl Bronc Rider.