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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes Montie Montana was born Owen Harlan Mickel in 1910. He was a trick rider who was a regular on the rodeo circuit in the United States and Canada and appeared in a number of John Wayne movies including "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence." He made more than 60 appearances in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and is remembered for roping President Dwight D. Eisenhower as part of a gag during the president's inaugural parade in 1953. He died in 1998 at age 87. Photograph caption dated July 1, 1955 reads, "Funds for providing garage for members of T-Timers of San Fernando will be raised at semi-formal dance at San Fernando Elks Club July 9, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Accepting bid to event from Jay Perkins, right, chairman of board, is Monte [sic] Montana, noted trick rider of Granada Hills. Making invitation official, from left on rail fence, are Frank Hoffman, Lloyd Wilson and Bill Moffatt."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00112765 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d011_f31_i20 CARL0005274305 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/46637
Montana, Montie T-Timers Club (Organization) Clubs--California--San Fernando Rodeo performers--United States Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Cowboys--United States Men--California--Los Angeles Pinto horse--California--Los Angeles Horseback riding--California--Los Angeles Horses--California--Los Angeles Fences--California--Los Angeles Ranches--California--Los Angeles Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs