Doole resident’s father inducted into Idaho Cowboy Hall of Fame

Doole resident, Berva Dawn Taylor, recently returned from a trip to Idaho where she attended the induction ceremony of her late father, J.C. (Doc) Sorensen into the Idaho Cowboy Hall of Fame. The honor is given to notable Idahoians, and Sorensen, along with one other gentleman, was the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held during the Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo in Pocatello, Idaho. Sorensen was a dedicated rancher, farmer, veterinarian and politician. He was mayor of Robert, Idaho, man of the year in Idaho agriculture, a law enforcement officer, manager of the Idaho State Fairs, a brand inspector and served on county school boards. Sorensen was Idaho’s premier rodeo producer from the 1930s to 1960s sending stock to Pendelton, Cheyenne and shipping truckloads of wild horses gathered from the Flying U Ranch in Camas, Idaho. His six children, along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren attended the induction ceremony. Mrs. Taylor, herself, is well-known in the western world, having modeled for Wrangler and numerous other western companies. She’s also had her hand in publicity work for such notables as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Vaughn Monrose-Cisco Kid, Lone Ranger and other well-known celebrities that starred in Madison Square Garden.

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