Greeley, Colorado Rodeo 1968-07-04

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The five tapes in this series are Dr. Townsend’s commentary on the Greeley Rodeo of July 3 and 4, 1968.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Greeley, Colorado Rodeo

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 4, 1968

Location: Greeley, Colorado

Interviewer: Charles "Bud" Townsend

Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Introduction and welcome to the Rodeo, Prize money, Participants, Local notables, Rodeo history, Rodeo regulations, Officials, Grand entry, Greeley Trail Dusters, Rodeo participants (again), Flag raising ceremony, National Anthem, Invocation, Introductions, Area rodeo queens attendants, "Go West with Greeley" rodeo committee members, Rodeo judges, Bareback riding competition, Rules, Entrants.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Calf roping competition, Rules, Entrants, Origin of the [American] Quarter horse, World’s record (1967), Texas Tech College Rodeo Collection, Southwest Collection, Boy Scouts of America.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Saddle bronc riding competition, Rules, Entrants, Cowgirl barrel racing competition, Rules, Entrants, Steer wrestling competition (bull dogging), Rules, Entrants, Rodeo clown as entrant, Fastest time (1957).

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Tape 4, Side 1: Bull riding competition, Rodeo clown introduced, Entrants, Rules, Bulls, Named, Description.

Tape 4, Side 2: Blank

Tape 5, Side 1: Introduction to finals day, Prize money, Rodeo history, National anthem, Rodeo queens, "Go West with Greeley" committee members, Rodeo judges and producers, Bareback bronc riding finals.

Tape 5, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1968

Bulk Dates: 1968

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