: Oseola McCarty worked all her life cleaning other women's houses. She lived very frugally, and from her savings, donated $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi for scholarship. “I want to help somebody’s child go to college,” she said. “I’m giving it away so that the children won’t have to work so hard, like I did.”
Mabel Delong Strickland (1897-1976) ‘The Lovely Lady of Rodeo." Throughout her twenty-five year rodeo career she had the respect of all who knew her and later received honors from various Halls of Fame confirming her rodeo prowess.
"Oh, You Cowgirl!" a documentary. Mabel Strickland, of Walla Walla, Wash., began her career in the early 1900s. She won big at rodeos, played in movies and has been inducted in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Pendleton, and National Cowgirl halls of fame. She died of cancer in 1976. The Mabel Strickland Cowgirl Museum is in Cheyenne, Wyo.