Painter. Born in Birmingham, England on May 1, 1872. The Rogers family immigrated to California in 1875 and established a prosperous sheep ranch in Monterey County. In her youth Margaret was known as one of the finest horsewomen in the West. The magazine Western Woman said of her, 'She could break the worst kind of bucking bronco without assistance; with the utmost ease she drove six or eight horses hitched together in a manner that would win admiration from the most experienced stage drivers of the old days." She left her fathers ranch in 1905 and moved to nearby Santa Cruz where she settled in the Seabright area. For many years Rogers lived in back of the old Tyrell house (now the site of the Natural History Museum on East Cliff DrivNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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