Cowgirl Round-Up At Cowboy Library January 22, 2010 – Tags: Cowgirls, Donald C. And Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center, Fox Hastings, Libraries, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Musuem
Eloise Fox (1898? -1948) caught frontier fever early. She ran away from a convent school at age 16 with her steer-wrestling beau, Mike Hastings, and joined him on the rodeo circuit. When they married, she shed her feminine first name for the more marquee-friendly moniker “Fox Hastings.” The newly-minted Mrs. Hastings didn’t let marriage slow her down. She became a rodeo star herself as a trick rider and bucking bronco buster, known for a daring ability to perform on the fastest horses in the Irwin Brothers’ Wild West Show.