Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sumas Roundup - "See 'Em Buck!"...part 14 of 15

Some more action photographs at the Sumas Roundup taken by renowned photographer Ralph Doubleday.  

Posted with permission from the Wes Gannaway Collection
A hard landing by Dewey Troube off a bronc named Cal Coolidge.  I wonder if the name of the bronc was a comment on the current president of the time.  


Posted with permission from the Snyder family Collection
Ben Brown on the bronc 'Big Enough'

 Posted with permission from the Snyder family collection
Norman Cowan on the bronc 'Chestnut'
 Norman Cowan was from Gresham, Oregon and was a well known all-round cowboy.  He was well travelled and followed the rodeo circuit around the west. According to an article in the 'East Oregonian' newspaper September 5, 1910, Norman Cowan set a Pendleton Roundup record in bulldogging when he took down his steer in 13 and 3/5 second in 1926.  Cowan was on the World Champion Pro-Rodeo Roping team in 1930.  He also took second place riding a bronce named 'Sontag' at the 1925 rodeo in Tucson, winning money and a pair of chaps.  Hopefully I will be able to track his history further.

Posted with Permission from the Snyder family collection.
Charlie Johnson took quite a spill off a wild steer. 
posted with permission from the Morgan family collection.
A delightful silk ribbon that was a spectator souvenir from the 1926 Roundup held 4th, 5th and 6th of September.
The last 14 posts have been about the early Sumas Roundup during the 1920s.  This was truly the golden years for Sumas as far as the rodeo was concerned.   In my next posting I will discuss the history of the long decline and what came after of the roundup.  For the many people who contacted me regarding the Roundup history, thank you for your input and interest.  This is a continuing project.   I will continue to add to the 'See 'Em Buck' posts as new material comes to light.  There is so much to talk about in our wonderful community.

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