Fight over rodeo outfit headed to top Oregon court

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Updated: March 27, 2013, 7:06 AM

 

PORTLAND — A fight over an 83-year-old Pendleton Round-Up costume is headed to the Oregon Supreme Court.

The fringed leather skirt and vest was worn by rodeo queen Lois McIntyre in 1930. She died in 1964.

Her family agreed to display the costume in the Pendleton Round-Up Hall of Fame. In 2000 her family discovered the outfit was missing and in the possession of another former rodeo queen who refused to give it up.

The Oregonian reports the outfit is believed to be worth $25,000. The state supreme court will hear the case in September.