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Flashcards in CFD History Deck (17):
1

Who was the first chairman?

Warren Richardson

2

When was the first Cheyenne Frontier Days and how long was it?

It was a one day event on September 23, 1897

3

What events were in the first program?

Cowpony races
A wild horse race
Pitching and bucking horse contest

4

Who provided the livestock for the first CFD?

Local cowboys

5

When did Cheyenne Frontier Days start being held the last full week of July?

1915

6

Who are some celebrities and leaders that helped CFD gain notoriety?

Will Rodgers
President Theodore Roosevelt
Charles Russel

7

What happened in 1920?

Hollywood discovered Cheyenne and began sending film crews and stars to the city.

8

What was formed in the 1930's?

The Turtles

9

What did The Turtles do?

The made known the contestants concerns for the fair rules of rodeo, the division of prize money and the designation of champions.

10

What did The Turtles become?

The Rodeo Association of America. They later became the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)

11

What year did CFD acquire its nickname "The Daddy of 'Em All"?

1919

12

What year were the night shows added?

1929

13

Did the world wars stop CFD?

No

14

When did the Thunderbirds start performing at CFD?

1953

15

Why is Harry Vold important?

He ran one of the largest stock contracting companies in North America and served as Cheyenne's contractor for 35 years, through 2011

16

What was Harry Vold known as?

The Duke of the Chutes

17

Why is Harry Vold important?

He was a stock contractor for CFD from 1059 to 1971. More than three decades