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The 58th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo

June 8 - 10, 2017

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101 Wild West Rodeo History - 1961

 
 

RODEO DATES: September 15th, 16th, & 17th

   
ANNOUNCER: Bill O' Conner GRAND MARSHAL: Gabby Hays
RODEO QUEEN: Priscilla Wilson SPECIALTY ACT: Jimmy Adams

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In 1961, a new rodeo site was selected — 11 1/2 acres owned by the city just east of Darr School at the intersection of West Prospect and the extension of North Ash. This site remains the location of the annual rodeo.

 

The rodeo was known as the Ponca City Cherokee Strip RCA World  Championship Rodeo.

 

Top money that year went to Duane Hennigh of Laverne, who earned a total of $611.59 competing in bareback riding, bull dogging and bull riding. Second place was taken by Albert Rose of Kim, Colo., who received $409.07 for his efforts in saddle bronc riding and bull dogging.

 

The celebrity of note for the three-day event was George "Gabby" Hayes, the western comedy actor, who entertained at all three performances of the rodeo. A crowd of 6,000 was in attendance at the final performance.

 

Another featured attraction at the rodeo was the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Posse, which performed on horseback during the weekend. Queen for the 1961 rodeo was Miss Priscilla Ann Wilson of Ponca City. Priscilla was selected from six area candidates.

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