Monday, August 17, 2009

Cheyenne Rodeo 1931

I found this great image while looking through some old family photos. Apparently this was snapped while relatives were on vacation traveling the West. After a little research I discovered this was taken at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, which is the oldest annual rodeo event in the world (known as "Daddy of 'em all). It was a big year for Frontier Days as the information from the Old West Museum below attests:
"The first Miss Frontier was selected in 1931 when the Cheyenne Frontier Days committee sponsored a contest. All six of the girls who entered were sponsored by a civic organization. Each girl was judged based on the number of tickets sold be her sponsoring organization. Miss Jean Nimmo Dubois had the honor of becoming the first Miss Frontier when the Cheyenne Post of the American legion sold the most tickets to the show."

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