The Ritzville Round-Up and Fair
by Harland Eastwood
ISBN: 0-9823834-2-8 Non-Fiction, Historical: 219 pages, 224 photos and other graphics.
This is the story of big western style rodeos that were part of the Adams County Fair from 1921 to 1929. The Ritzville Round-Up was no small event but rivaled such great rodeos as the Pendleton Round-Up, Frontier Days of Cheyenne, Wyoming and the Ellensburg Rodeo. Nationally known buckaroos such as Yakima Canutt, Frank Smith, Howard Tegland, Bob Hall, Hugo Strickland and others competed with local cowboys in bucking horse events, bareback riding, bulldogging and other rodeo competition. Also included were famous cowgirls such as Kitty Canutt, Marie Hall and Mabel Strickland who competed in trick riding and roping events, plus several hundred Indians who set up their teepees at the west end of the rodeo grounds. The book includes an index and bibliography.
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