Georgie will let you know what makes a top hand a top hand. Georgie Sicking performs "To Be A Top Hand" during the "The Gather Begins" show at the 10th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Georgie Sicking recited at the first Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko and became a major voice and presence around the West. Born in 1921, she was reared on a ranch and by the age of sixteen was on the payroll of the Green Cattle Company in Seligman, Arizona, when women were scarcely seen—much less allowed to ride—with the cowboy crew. She worked ranches in Nevada and California and spent her last years in central Wyoming. She was rightfully proud to have been inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and to have been the recipient of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association’s 100,000 Miles on Horseback award. Sicking died in 2016.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Jan. 26, 1994.
Made possible by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.