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Category: Outdoor

William Pickett (1870-1932)

Original Article by: Dianna Everett (© Oklahoma Historical Society) The originator of rodeo steer wrestling, or bulldogging, African American cowboy William “Bill” Pickett is believed to have been born December 5, 1870, in Travis County, Texas, about thirty miles north of Austin. He was one of thirteen children of Thomas Jefferson Pickett and Mary Virginia Elizabeth …