Thursday, February 25, 2010

La Fiesta del los Vaqueros-The Tucson Rodeo

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!

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