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The Cowboys' Turtle Association: The Birth of Professional Rodeo

The Cowboys' Turtle Association: The Birth of Professional Rodeo
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The story of the cowboy strike in 1936 at the Boston rodeo is a well-known bit of rodeo history. It is also no secret that the Cowboys' Turtle Association was the forerunner of the Rodeo Cowboys Association and today's Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Written by Gail Hughbanks Woerner and with the cooperation of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, there are many details and stories never before told. The cowboys had to struggle against rodeo management, other associations and even themselves as they laid the foundation for professional rodeo. Also reproduced in this book are the rulebooks and membership roles of the Cowboys' Turtle Association. But Gail charts new territory by telling the whole story about how professional rodeo got its start. From the men and women who were the pioneers to the behind the scenes struggles to keep the dream alive.

Paperback, 358 pp.


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