Long, Melissa Ann Missy 1971-07-00

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Missy Long discusses her barrel racing career, particularly winning the 1969 World’s Championship, her schooling and her future plans.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Melissa Ann Missy Long

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 1971

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Interviewer: Charles Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Early riding experience, Dale and Florence Ury’s camp, Basics of barrel racing, Rodeoing from camp, Horses she has owned, Dandy, Advantages of size and strength in barrel racing, Girls’ Rodeo Association, Winning the 1969 World Barrel Racing Championship, Rodeos entered, Money won, Prizes after winning championship, Barrel racing prize money, Expenses involved in barrel racing.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Training a barrel racing horse, Requirements of a barrel racing horse, Effects of pulling a horse, Schooling, City school vs. country school, Plans for college, Living in a camper, Weekly expenses incurred in barrel racing, Types of people who rodeo.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1969

Bulk Dates: 1969

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