Helloooo Rodeo!

21 Feb

While most people in the US know the third week in February as the week of President’s Day, it has a different meaning here in Tucson. RODEO! is on everyone’s lips this week every year as Rodeo enthusiasts, spectators and competitors flock to Tucson for an Old Pueblo tradition. The Tucson Rodeo About page provides a great brief history on the event. Visitors to Tucson should also check out the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum to learn more about this annual event.

The Arizona Historical Society has a large volume of Rodeo information, from news clippings and pamphlets in our Ephemera collection to photographs to materials within various manuscript collections detailing Rodeo and related events. You can come into the Historical Society to see these for yourself during our open hours. You can also check out some of the Arizona Historical Society’s photos on the Arizona Memory Project website, such as this one of Ed Echols, famed for his roping skills and a notable Tucsonan in many other ways as well.

Ed Echols. Buehman Collection. Portraits, Echols, Ed. #B207570

Ed Echols. Buehman Collection. Portraits, Echols, Ed. #B207570

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