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Flying High and Crash Landing: Bull Wrecks in Rodeo

photo: Jim Whitman fallen beneath steer, ca. 1945, Ralph R. Doubleday Rodeo Photographs, 79.026.0593
Exhibit curator: Karen Spilman, Librarian of the Dickinson Research Center

 
Flying definition
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Ken Stanton off 416 Wilford (CB)
1967, NFR, Oklahoma City, OK

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Ferrell Butler, photographer
1998.008.2585

Sleepy Avant quote
RC2006.076.0625.jpg

Pancho Villa tossed by Braman [sic] Bull,
J.E. Ranch Rodeo, ca. 1930

Bruce McCarroll Collection
Ralph R. Doubleday, photographer
RC2006.076.0625

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Ray Watson off Thump Thump (Flying U)
Klamath Falls, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1686

high definition
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Robert Biddinger on #22 Super Charge,
Woodtown, NJ, 1965

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Bryant Foster, photographer
1998.008.0792

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Mike Waters #51 Nor-Easter, Harris,
Richmond, VA, 1969

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
A. Stone, photographer
1998.008.1679

Gary Leffew
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Myrtis Dightman off #434 Tex M (Inman)
1970, NFR, Oklahoma City, OK

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Ferrell Butler, photographer
1998.008.2718

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Larry Mahan, Brooks, OR, off Spearfish, Rodeos, Inc.,
1970, NFR, Oklahoma City, OK

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Al Long, photographer
1998.008.2749

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Gary Leffew off 425 Playboy,
(Cowtown), 1971, NFR

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Ferrell Butler, photographer
1998.008.2817

Wilber Plaugher quote
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Myron Ross, Hooker, Rodeos, Inc.
South Bend, IN, 7-12-1969

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Unknown photographer
1998.008.1486

landing definition
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Walt Lore off Chopper, #68,
(Harris), Springfield, VA, 1968

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Oppy, photographer
1998.008.1201

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Jack Busby off Pinky,
La Grange, CA, 1969

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Eugene F. Hyder, photographer
1998.008.0840

Mike Lee quote
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Bill Rinestone off Little Joe
(Kerkow-Sutton) (9th go), NFR, Dallas, 1960

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1916

bull definition
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Gene Lyda getting roughed up after Whistle
by Shoulders "Typhoon", Joplin, MO, 1969

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Bern Gregory, photographer
1998.008.1212

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Pete Crump off Little Red, 1st go
NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1963

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2086

Ty Murray quote
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Kenny Stanton off Untouchable (1), 1st go,
NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1963

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2134

wreck definition
1998.008.2013.jpg

Leo Brown off Dry Valley (Kerby),
1st go, NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1962

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2013

1998.008.1649.jpg

Dick Van Gelder off Emerald Empire,
Redding, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1649

Gary Leffew quote
1998.008.1131.jpg

R. W. Jager off Mad Russian,
Yuma, 1965

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1131

rodeo definition
1998.008.1867

Jim Charles off Groucho (Flying U),
(10th go), NFR, Dallas, TX, 1960

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1867

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Sharkey the Famous Bucking Bull, 1913
Bruce McCarroll Collection
Doubleday-Gustin, photographers
RC2006.076.0057-07

Jim Shoulders quote
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Lowell James off White Smoke (Big B),
(8th go), NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2357

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Ronnie Rossen off Hurricane Hank (AJ),
(4th go), NFR, Los Angeles, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2386

Ty Murray quote
1998.008.2328.jpg

Myrtis Dightman off Reckless Red (Kinney),
(4th go), NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2328

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Ronnie Bowman off Missoula (CB),
(3rd go), NFR, Oklahoma City, OK, 1965

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.4747

Rob Smets quote
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Dave Mason on Little Jack,
Red Bluff, CA, 1954

DeVere Helfrich Rodeo Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
81.023.09120

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Kenny Stanton off Tornado (JS),
(8th go), NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1963

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2293

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Phil Heinen off Jet Age (Sum.),
(1st go), NFR, Oklahoma City, OK, 1965

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.4752-1

Exhibit created in August 2010 by Research Center Librarian Karen Spilman.
All images were selected from rodeo photograph collections in the Dickinson Research Center,
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City.

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