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The Pendleton Round-Up Through The Years

The wildly popular rodeo is gearing up for its 107th year!

August 27, 2017

Photo courtesy of pendletonroundup.com.

The Pendleton Round-Up has long been one of the most anticipated annual rodeos, drawing thousands of spectators each year. What has turned into a large event in the present day, started out with a humble beginning.

“The first Pendleton Round-Up was to be a frontier exhibition of picturesque pastimes, Indian and military spectacles, cowboy racing and bronco busting for the championship of the Northwest.

“Following a July 4th celebration in 1909 consisting of bronc riding, horse races by Indians and Non-Indians, Indian feasts and war dances, greased pig contests, sack races, foot races and fireworks, some community and area leaders conceived the idea of an annual event to be known as the Pendleton Round-Up. Also, at that time, the Let’er Buck slogan, which is symbolic of the Round-Up, was inspired.” – Pendleton Round-Up.

Let’s take a look at this one of a kind rodeo through the years!

Photo courtesy of pendletonroundup.com.

Photo courtesy of pendletonroundup.com.

Photo courtesy of nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest.

Photo courtesy of traveloregon.com.

Photo courtesy of Pendleton Round-Up.

This year’s rodeo kicks off September 13, 2017, and runs through  September 16, 2017. Visit pendletonroundup.com for more information about the rodeo and Round-Up week.

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