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Excellent condition original signed 8" x 10" photograph of "Texas Ruby" Owens, the Yodling Cowgirl. The inscription says
Howdy T! "Sincere Greetings To: Miss Mary Owens From: "Texas Ruby" Owens "The Yodling Cowgirl" W.H.O.-Des Moines, Iowa
It measures 8" x 10"
This is a portion of a biography used when Texas Ruby and husband Curly Fox appeared onstage as Grand Ole Opry guests on November 8, 1947:
"Texas Ruby, radio's original cowgirl, recognized by critics as the Sophie Tucker of feminine folk singers, is a dyed-in-the-wool cowgirl, having been born and reared in the lone star state of Texas. By the time Ruby was three, she was singing to the cowboys around the corral. In the years that followed, she continued to sing and entertain at church, school, and neighboring socials.
One day as a young girl, she accompanied her father and brothers on a cattle drive to Fort Worth, which was and still is one of the great cattle buying centers of the West.... read more