Cheyenne Frontier Days originated in 1897, conceived as a signature event to revive the thrilling incidents and pictures of life in the Old West. The organizers envisioned a celebration that would bring visitors from all over the world to the capital city of Wyoming. Cheyenne residents have long valued the rural lifestyle that inspired the creation of this frontier festival. For over a century, Cheyenne Frontier Days has been the spirit, heart, and soul of the community and the cowboy way of life. Today, it has evolved into the world's largest outdoor rodeo and celebration of its kind. The authors have compiled 200 photos from locals, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, the Wyoming State Archives and the American Heritage Center.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.
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