The Sumas Rodeo is Our March Talk

Sumas Rodeo in the 1920s and 1930s

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Two four-horse chariot teams race around the track at the Sumas Rodeo in the late 1920s.

Come and join us for a fun and interesting talk by local Sumas historian Deb Morgan. She is presenting a great program on the history of the Sumas Rodeo that took place from the mid-1920s into the 1930s. The Sumas event was on the list of the International tours during the heyday of the rodeo.
The big-name rodeo stars challenged each other and the half-wild animals that they at¬tempted to ride, sometimes being tossed and trampled. Some of these men were stunt men or famous movie stars in the many western movies of the 30s and 40s, and some of them were crippled forever. Even the meanest horses and bulls had names and reputations for breaking the riders. This presentation includes many photos of this event first seen at her first presentation last year.

Our Speaker:

Deb Morgan is a native of Sumas and has traveled extensively, always returning to her home town. Deb works at the Sumas Library, and in her spare time, runs a blog on the history of the Nooksack Valley area, with great stories and pictures. Deb has also begun a series of recorded oral history presentations at the Senior Center in Sumas.

When:              Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Where:             Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room • 121 Prospect St. • Free

And of course, the best punch and cookies around.

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