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Glenwood is located at the foot of Mt Adams,  in the scenic                        
Glenwood Valley/Camas Prairie
  of Klickitat County
Note.....Mt. Adams  is NOT in Klickitat County.

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PHOTO  BY DAN KLEINSMITH OF HOOD RIVER
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THE ARENA SET UP FOR FRIDAY NIGHT BULL BASH
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THE RODEO CREW

QUEEN CALLISTA

PARADE PHOTOS BY GLENWOOD GENERAL STORE

The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., June 19, 1936, page 1

GLENWOOD CROWDED WITH CELEBRANTS ON PIONEER DAY
Speeches, Parade, Music and Dancing
Nine Hundred People Enjoy Thrilling Rodeo, Winners of Events

(By Bob Meresse)

     A crowd estimated at about 900 persons attended the big one-day celebration of the Camas Prairie Pioneers in Glenwood last Friday. The festivities started out at 10 o'clock in the morning with the election of officers for the association and immediately following came speaking by many prominent men of the Camas Prairie section. Teunis J. Wyers, a former resident of the Glenwood community and now an attorney in Hood River, was the main speaker of the day.
     The big steer which was barbecued the night before was the next center of attraction with everyone getting a heaping plate of the delicious meat. Following the big barbecue the crowd wandered about town, filling the stores and confectioneries to overflowing. The big parade which was scheduled for 1:30 was a half hour late in starting, due to the large number of participants. Every ranch owner in the Camas Prairie section was entered in this colorful pageant of the Old West. Old-time wagons, carts and for that matter any kind of conveyance was used. Glenwood high school's six-piece band furnished the music for the march into town, while the fine Goldendale band furnished the music at the rodeo grounds.
     The parade started on the old road, half a mile north of Glenwood, passed through Glenwood and circled back to the rodeo grounds where it disbanded.
     The gay costumes worn by the cowboys and the old weather-beaten, torn outfits of the prospectors presented a pleasing picture. The attire worn by those in the parade varied from English riding habits to cowboy outfits and prospector's torn rags. Clowns and their donkeys supplied the comedy and fun that any celebration needs.
     Immediately following the big parade, in which six floats and 75 riders were entered, the gates were opened for the big event of the day -- the rodeo. By actual count 98 cars were parked facing the rodeo grounds, it was estimated that there was an average of four people to a car, making a total something like 392 people watching it from the cars alone. An additional 350 people were sitting in the bleachers erected for the occasion. About 100 people from Bingen and White Salmon were there seeing the big show.
     The first event on the rodeo program was the steer riding and the first man out was thrown in about three seconds. Two of the buckers had kind hearts and refused to buck, on the hole they showed plenty of action. In the bronk riding contest, the prize was all between Curtis Green, Ray Burgess and Baldy Margraf. Green won when he rode a horse that threw everyone last year. Baldy Margraf was third but rated really higher because he rode the champion bucker of last year's rodeo.
     In the calf riding contest George Van Bibber won first with a ride that gave the fans plenty of thrills. He was loudly applauded. Henry Ladiges copped off second place with another bit of popular riding and he drew plenty of praise. Coincidence, or not, Van Bibber was the first entrant in the calf riding contest and he won first.
     In the calf roping contest Lowell Shattuck, the clown (Homer for the day), won first and Homer Krall won second. These two were the only men to rope their calf.
     In the wild cow milking contest, Alex Henry and Alex Jones tied for first. Russell Kreps won second. They had to rope a cow and then fill a pop bottle full of milk.
     In steer riding, D.J. Morehead, took first place with seemingly great ease. It was a very fine ride. Ed Cooke took second and Homer Krall won third.

The winners in order:

Bronk Riding -
1 - Curtis Green
2 - Ray Burgess
3 - Baldy Markgraf

Steer Riding -
1 - D.J. Morehead
2 - Ed Cooke
3 - Homer Krall

Calf Riding -
1 - George Van Bibber
2 - Henry Ladiges

Calf Roping -
1 - Lowell Shattuck
2 - Homer Krall

Wild Cow Milking -
1 - Alex Henry and Alex Jones
2 - Russell Kreps

     The champion bucking bronk was the big blue roan gelding, ridden by Curtiss Green for the championship.

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FROM THE JUNE 10, 1938 MT ADAMS SUN 

FROM THE JUNE 16, 1938 GOLDENDALE SENTINEL

 

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