Taylor – Taylor attending Idaho Hall of Fame induction

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the Coleman Chron- icle.) Berva Dawn Taylor of Doole and daughter, Babette Lynn Taylor left Wednesday morning for Idaho Falls, ID to attend the induction of her late father, J.C. ‘Doc’ Sorensen into the Idaho Hall of Fame. Doc was a man of many hats, receiving a scholarship to play football at Colorado A.A.M., he graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine which he practiced most of his life. Purchasing a ranch in Salmon, Lemhi County, he was elected a representative from that county. Later, he was campaign manager for the governor of Idaho and served as Director of Law Enforcement for that administration. He was a founding director/manager for many years of the Eastern and Western Idaho State Fairs and later was Grand Marshall for the parade. He was a state Brand Inspector, Mayor of Roberts, ID, served on county school boards and was Jefferson County Man of the Year. He and the late Everett Colborn founded the Colborn and Sorensen Rodeo Co. and were first to take white Brahama cattle to the northwest to be used as bucking bulls as well as cows and calves. Later, Mr. Colborn moved to Dublin, so Doc and his family created the Flying U Ranch Rodeo Co. producing rodeos throughout the northwest in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Montana and Arizona. His stock was featured at the Pendleton Roundup and for many years at the Cheyenne “Daddy of Them All.” His stock went to Madison Square Garden, Boston Garden, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Phoenix. Not only was the Flying U Ranch home to all bucking stock but Angus cattle and six-horse hitches of Belgian and Shire horses which were used in parades throughout the west. “Doc” Sorensen was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City in 1988 and was honored at the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Pocatello, ID. He married his childhood sweetheart having six children, all of whom will be attending the induction, plus numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

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