Trick rider settles in Mansfield

January 9, 2021
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Juanita Lindsey Gray was a trick rider and rodeo performer with her husband, James Weaver Gray, from the 1930s through 1966 when they settled in Mansfield. During the Depression, they gave a street show in the alley on Smith Street. Each merchant donated from a loaf of bread to a can of tomato, and some gave money. The Grays went on to become famous with their horses, trick roping and dog tricks.

To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, email or go to

Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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