Tucson's Rodeo has a rich history, going all the way back to its conception in 1925. This was a time when Tucson was just a small frontier town, just a short time removed from the days of the Pony Express and the whistling of the first intercontinental railroad.
Back at the beginning, as today, a parade was used to kick off the rodeo. Early on there were just a few events, such as steer wrestling, steer tying, calf roping and saddle bronc riding. It is often been said that the sport of rodeo is the only American sport that is tied to a specific occupation, that being a cowboy. Now, that is something to think about!
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.