Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sumas Roundup - "See 'Em Buck!"...part 1 of 15

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 Scanned with permission from the Morgan family collection

From 1923 until 1930 Sumas, Washington was home to a  pro rodeo that attracted cowboys from both Canada and the United States.  In 1925, the attendance was 35,000 people with over 10,000 coming down from Canada.  This rodeo was at par with the famed Pendleton Roundup in Pendleton, Oregon.  Many of the cowboys followed the rodeo circuits and went from to the other.

The Sumas Roundup Association was formed by following Sumas businessmen. C.M. Eneix,  A.W. Linn, C.L. Miller, C.D. Soule, and George I. Dunlap. 

The Start of the Sumas Roundup rose up from a little fair that was held in Sumas.  When the fair building burned down in 1923;  the townsmen decided to hold a rodeo as a supplement to the annual fair. The rodeo was such a rousing success it was decided to do away with the fair and focus totally on the Roundup. 

Over the next few postings I will be sharing exciting photos and stories of the little remembered Sumas Roundup, which was once a crowning glory for our town.

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This brochure advertises the 1928 Sumas Roundup and lists the events, prizes, rules and includes an entry form.

1 comment:

  1. "Let'er Buck" from the Pendleton Round-Up... Enjoyed this, wish the Sumas R-Up was still around, as it would be a perfect bookend to Pendleton.