Connie Douglas

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Connie Douglas was born in Eagle Pass, Texas back in 1901 to William and Ada.  She attended Texas Woman’s University receiving an undergraduate degree in speech.  She went on to the University of Texas School of Law but had to withdraw due to the Great Depression. 

She started out teaching at Thomas Jefferson high School in San Antonio.  In her spare time, she was a riding instructor at a local stable. In 1936, she joined the equestrian program at Camp Waldemar where she taught horseback riding for 67 years. 

In 1942, she married Jack and worked on a 10,000-acre ranch owned by President Lyndon B. Johnson where they raised sheep and cattle, working there for 40 years. 

What you may not know about Connie Douglas Reeves is that she was the oldest member of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.  She is also remembered as one of the first women to study law at a Texas law school.  In 1998, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum awarded her the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award, one of only two women to have earned the award.  She died in 2003 at 101.  Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket

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Joe Pryor
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Next time I go to that Museum in Oklahoma City I will look her up. I am sure there is a memorial or plaque somewhere.

Jan 29, 2018 04:36 AM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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There's a new one...didn't know about the CowGIRL Hall of Fame.....glad we have equal opportunity in that recognition of those women who blazed early trails !

Jan 29, 2018 04:41 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. Wow this is some story. Incredible woman for sure.

Jan 29, 2018 04:49 AM #3
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Donald Urschalitz
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She lived a wonderful full life.

Jan 29, 2018 04:56 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, James. Now that lady sure saw a lot of history in her 101 years on this earth. I had no idea there was a National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

Jan 29, 2018 05:07 AM #5
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

Wonder how many cow Girls there are now!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 29, 2018 05:25 AM #6
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Brian England
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We have a lot of cowboys and cowgirls out here, I wonder if they are familiar with this woman.

Jan 29, 2018 05:32 AM #7
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Interesting to read about this cowgirl, teacher and riding instructor, and the long life she enjoyed...

Jan 29, 2018 05:52 AM #8
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Hi James Dray - One thing I learned going to school in Texas. The curriculum was ahead of California (sorry CA, but I lived it....), and the pride and history of the state was a major focus. Thanks for sharing this info on Connie. 

Jan 29, 2018 05:59 AM #9
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Good morning James Dray .  Connie must have been one tough cowgirl.  She lived a long and interesting life!  I wonder if she had children and if her ancestors are still in the area. 

Jan 29, 2018 07:21 AM #10
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Wow, Connie sure made an impact in the horse community! Who knows what would have happened had she been able to become a practicing attorney. She was a true pioneer for sure James!

Jan 29, 2018 07:30 AM #11
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Good morning James - she had a long life and surely plenty of stories to tell. 

Jan 29, 2018 08:43 AM #12
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James- wow, she had a long and productive life!  Can't ask for more than that!

Jan 29, 2018 08:50 AM #13
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That really sounds like quite the honor especially in the state of Texas James Dray 

Jan 29, 2018 09:13 AM #14
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James,

This is another one of your very interesting reads.  I know nothing about rodeos or cowgirls.  NOW I have a thimble full of knowledge on the subject thanks to you. A

Jan 29, 2018 01:43 PM #15
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Another interesting person. It sounds like she has quite a legacy. Thank you for sharing!

Jan 29, 2018 04:29 PM #16
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That's a very interesting story, James. It sounds like Connie had a lot of spunk. I like that in a person. Have a great night. 

Jan 29, 2018 06:07 PM #17
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Quite a lady James Dray I always enjoy reading about the women that paved the way for the generations of women to come!

Jan 30, 2018 08:45 PM #18
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