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The Ellensburg Rodeo first took place in 1923. Locals competed in 18 events with winners earning $900 in prizes. Since then, the rodeo has grown to be one of the top professional rodeos in North America, hosting 600 contestants and offering $400,000 in prize money. The rodeo takes place every year in September. Rodeo events include bare-back riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, and steer wrestling.
This collection includes photographs, ephemera, and documents relating to the annual rodeo in Ellensburg, WA.
[Name of document or photograph number]. MS14, Ellensburg Rodeo Collection. Archives and Special Collections, Brooks Library, Central Washington University.