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Flying High and Crash Landing: Bull Wrecks in Rodeo

Flying High and Crash Landing: Bull Wrecks in Rodeophoto: Jim Whitman fallen beneath steer, ca. 1945Ralph R. Doubleday Rodeo Photographs, 79.026.0593
Exhibit curator: Karen Spilman, Librarian of the Dickinson Research Center
Flying definition
1998.008.2585.jpgKen 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.jpgPancho Villa tossed by Braman [sic] Bull,
J.E. Ranch Rodeo, ca. 1930

Bruce McCarroll Collection
Ralph R. Doubleday, photographer
RC2006.076.0625
1998.008.1686.jpgRay Watson off Thump Thump (Flying U)
Klamath Falls, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1686
high definition
1998.008.0792.jpgRobert Biddinger on #22 Super Charge,
Woodtown, NJ, 1965

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Bryant Foster, photographer
1998.008.0792
1998.008.1679.jpgMike Waters #51 Nor-Easter, Harris,
Richmond, VA, 1969

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
A. Stone, photographer
1998.008.1679
Gary Leffew
1998.008.2718.jpgMyrtis Dightman off #434 Tex M (Inman)
1970, NFR, Oklahoma City, OK

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Ferrell Butler, photographer
1998.008.2718
1998.008.2749.jpgLarry Mahan, Brooks, OR, off Spearfish, Rodeos, Inc.,
1970, NFR, Oklahoma City, OK

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Al Long, photographer
1998.008.2749
1998.008.2817.jpgGary Leffew off 425 Playboy,
(Cowtown), 1971, NFR

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Ferrell Butler, photographer
1998.008.2817
Wilber Plaugher quote
1998.008.1486.jpgMyron Ross, Hooker, Rodeos, Inc.
South Bend, IN, 7-12-1969

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Unknown photographer
1998.008.1486
landing definition
1998.008.1201.jpgWalt Lore off Chopper, #68,
(Harris), Springfield, VA, 1968

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Oppy, photographer
1998.008.1201
1998.008.0840.jpgJack Busby off Pinky,
La Grange, CA, 1969

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Eugene F. Hyder, photographer
1998.008.0840
Mike Lee quote
1998.008.1916.jpgBill Rinestone off Little Joe
(Kerkow-Sutton) (9th go), NFR, Dallas, 1960

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1916
bull definition
1998.008.1212.jpgGene Lyda getting roughed up after Whistle
by Shoulders “Typhoon”, Joplin, MO, 1969

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
Bern Gregory, photographer
1998.008.1212
1998.008.2086.jpgPete 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
1998.008.2134.jpgKenny 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.jpgLeo 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.jpgDick Van Gelder off Emerald Empire,
Redding, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1649
Gary Leffew quote
1998.008.1131.jpgR. W. Jager off Mad Russian,
Yuma, 1965

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1131
rodeo definition
1998.008.1867Jim Charles off Groucho (Flying U),
(10th go), NFR, Dallas, TX, 1960

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.1867
RC2006.076.0057-07.jpgSharkey the Famous Bucking Bull, 1913
Bruce McCarroll Collection
Doubleday-Gustin, photographers
RC2006.076.0057-07
Jim Shoulders quote
1998.008.2357.jpgLowell James off White Smoke (Big B),
(8th go), NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2357
1998.008.2386.jpgRonnie 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.jpgMyrtis Dightman off Reckless Red (Kinney),
(4th go), NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1964

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2328
1998.008.4747.jpgRonnie 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
81.023.09120.jpgDave Mason on Little Jack,
Red Bluff, CA, 1954

DeVere Helfrich Rodeo Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
81.023.09120
1998.008.2293.jpgKenny Stanton off Tornado (JS),
(8th go), NFR, Los Angeles, CA, 1963

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs
DeVere Helfrich, photographer
1998.008.2293
98.008.4752-1.jpgPhil 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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