Pearl Hoel - The First Lady of Sturgis Dies

The Rapid City Journal reported today that Pearl Hoel, affectionately referred to many as the "First Lady of Sturgis" died Sunday...

The Rapid City Journal reported today that Pearl Hoel, affectionately referred to many as the "First Lady of Sturgis" died Sunday at Sturgis Community Health Care Center at the age of 99.
Pearl Hoel cooked dinner for all 150 people who attended the first Sturgis motorcycle event in 1938. In 2004, she remained a high-profile supporter of the Sturgis motorcycle rally, an event that now draws as many as half a million bikers from all over the world.

"Everyone in town referred to her as the First Lady of Sturgis," Pepper Massey-Swan, head of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, said. "She loved the event, she loved the people. I don't what we'll do without her."
The article goes on to describe how Pearl and her husband "Pappy" were involved in getting the famed Sturgis Rally started back in 1938.

Who's going to be the first come out with a Pearl patch or pin?

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