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Ranchers, Vaqueros, Cowboys…

If your baby grows up to be a cowboy, there are some fun places to let them ride. You can smell a rodeo before you see it: horses, leather, hay, chemistry. Prancing ponies and cocky cowboys, fancy hats, fancier chaps. Rodeos are part of the Wild West’s final frontier – there’s no buffer, no softening or rewriting what is essentially a wild and crazy, rough and tumble homage to a time when life was lived outside by bold characters and their fierce creatures. Ranchers. Vaqueros. Cowboys. Early Days Before ski resorts changed its identity, Colorado was known for endless miles of mountainous ranchland. Cattle and sheep were the stock of choice, while potatoes and lettuce were popular crops. In the early 1900s, McCoy and Minturn hosted their own rodeos; an opportunity for the townspeople to show off a little, egg each other on and celebrate. Vintage photos collected and compiled […]