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2017 Chief Joseph Days Court

2017 CJD Coronation From left to right: 2017 Princess Caitlin Robb, Queen Haley Miller, and Princes Maddi Tracy-Mallory *** [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="9" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_pro_thumbnail_grid" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="120" thumbnail_height="90" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="36" border_size="0" border_color="#eeeeee" spacing="2" number_of_columns="0" ngg_triggers_display="never" captions_enabled="0" captions_display_sharing="1" captions_display_title="1" captions_display_description="1" captions_animation="slideup" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] ...

2016 Chief Joseph Days Court

   Queen Lauren Makin Lauren is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. Lauren is the daughter of Bryan and Kit Makin of Wallowa. Lauren has two sisters: Courtnie and Taylor.  Lauren shares today’s activities with a Quarter Horse gelding named Boomer. Lauren’s hobbies include...

2015 Chief Joseph Days Court

Addie Kilgore Addie is 15 years old and a sophomore at Joseph Charter School. She was born in La Grande, but mainly raised in Wallowa County. She lives in Joseph with her parents Wes and Sherri Kilgore and brother Kade. Addie’s four legged partner is a...

2014 Chief Joseph Days Court

  Queen Anna Rinehart It’s time to start planning for the 69th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo! The last full weekend in July will be here before you know it. Hello, my name is Anna Rinehart. I was born and raised in Wallowa County and live on a small acreage outside of Joseph with...

2013 Chief Joseph Days Court

Princess Sarah Kunkle Hello rodeo fans, my name is Sarah Kunkle and I’m 17 years old. I’m a junior at Enterprise High School. I belong to a family of five, including my mom, Lela, dad, Ken, brother, K.C. and sister, Tricia. We live on 10 acres...

Chief Joseph Days History

Harley Tucker and the  History of Chief Joseph Days Harley Tucker helped launch the first Chief Joseph Days in 1946. The first year the Rodeo was held on the East Moraine of Wallowa Lake, and the skeleton of that first arena still stands today. The Rodeo...

The Tuckerettes

The Chief Joseph Days flag carriers are known as the Tuckerettes. The name first originated after the honorable Harley Tucker who helped found Chief Joseph Days in 1946. The Tuckerettes have been opening each rodeo performance since 1994 with a bang of speed and energy. Riders have...

Chief Joseph Days Past Grand Marshalls

  [caption id="attachment_489" align="aligncenter" width="412"] 2011 CJD Grand Marshalls Debbie & Ron Kellerman[/caption] 1959… Jay Dobbin 1960… Ike Whitley 1962… Mark Hatfield 1963… Lew Minor 1964… Mark Marks 1965… Glenn Verbnam 1966… Oscar Maxwell 1967… Keith Wilson 1968… AJ Oliver 1969… Walter Brennan 1970… Ben Weathers 1971… A.L. Duckett 1972… Charlie Tippett 1973… Bill DeGrofft 1974… Wick Prout 1975… Alve Keeler 1976… Bill...

Young Chief Joseph ~ Last of the Big Chiefs

He is commemorated in dozens of ways. His likeness is everywhere it seems, and his name is ubiquitous. A town is named after him, as a hotel, a rodeo and a mountain. Thousands of faces and names have faded into the past, but his endures and...

Complete History of Previous Chief Joseph Courts

    1946 Queen Icel Edgeman   Mina Drake   Carmen Turnbow     1947 Queen Wanda Bassett   Blanche Lermeny   Helen Vigne   Jackie Walker     1948 Queen Mildred Hayes   Betty Jackson   Dolores Perrin   (Indian Princesses)   Leah Conner   Loretta Pinkham     1949 Queen Beverly Oliver   Ruby Mallon   Marian Mawhin   Diane Snodderly     1950 Queen Jackie McFetridge   Rhetha Kirkpatrick   Cora Lee McCrea   Nola Murrill   (Indian Princesses)   Sara Jane Kash   Amy Tilden     1951 Queen Marcia VanArsdale   Anna Mae Foster   Vela Jean Gibson   Laura McKay   Pat Murphy   June Walker     1952 Queen Barbara Rounsavell   Barbara Barland   Pat Murphy   Beverly...

Court Relations

 Twins Sharon & Sherry Gridley (1956) Sherri & Kerri Tucker (1986) Sisters Beverly (1952) & Diane (1962) Turner Janice (1958) & Sharon (1965) Dougherty Nancy (1961) & Julie (1964) Wilson Pat Jo (1963) & Tammy (1975) Brennan Karen (1966) & Pattie (1970) Quinn Janine (1966) & Joslyn (1968) Freels Rhonda (1968), Christy (1972) & Marianne...