By John Bascom
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
During the height of their popularity, the western singing couple of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers took time to travel the USO tour where they performed at military hospitals and other military installations.
Also on those tours with Dale and Roy, were Gabby Hayes and Texas Rose Bascom.
Texas Rose Bascom was a famous trick and fancy rope artist. Married to the Utah rodeo cowboy Weldon Bascom, she learned to trick rope professionally following a few rope spinning lessons given by her brother-in-law, Earl Bascom.