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57th Annual Attica Rodeo

“Sold to the boys in the white T-Shirts”.
Four young men set out with truck and trailer to purchase four bucking horses for their up-coming 1st Rodeo. The arena, a little smaller than today had a fence but no bleachers, the people pulled their vehicles up to the fence and sat on their hoods to watch the rodeo. It was said the 2nd row seating was on the roofs of their cars. The lighting system consisted of spot lights on old poles. The club as small as it was owned and maintained all the livestock for 30 plus years. They ran the chutes, announced the show, hired the acts, clowns, and secretaries, they ran the entire deal. The first year the food stand consisted of a leaky shed roof built 12’ x 16’ where they served hot dogs, hamburgers and pop. There was no beer stand, and there weren’t any bathrooms. All gates were built out of wood by hand and all railroad ties were hand dug to support the arena fence. These few young members worked very hard to get the rodeo up and running. Often they gave up the thought of a good nights sleep as they rode their horses through the Tonawanda Creek and neighboring woods to the arena where they worked evenings on the rodeo grounds. Unconcerned about the few hours left before their early farm work, they would play chase in the arena, working the “bugs” out of their horses. Leaving the arena tired and exhausted, their spirits were held high knowing that they would return to do it all again at the end of the next day. They enjoyed what they did, and were proud of their work. I am sure their backbones stood tall and hair stood on end as they so proudly announced, “WELCOME RODEO FANS TO THE FIRST ATTICA RODEO”. We are proud to announce now “WELCOME TO THE 56th ATTICA RODEO”

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VOTED #1 BY THE COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS OF THE AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION! This Year Marks The 56th Annual Rodeo!

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57th Annual Attica Rodeo

Thursday, August 1 · 7:45 PM at Exchange Street Arena