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By LEW FREEDMAN
Cody Enterprise via AP 

Cody Nite Rodeo begins 80th year

 

June 14, 2018

COURTESY/Andy Watson via Park County Travel Council

2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the Cody Nite Rodeo (June –August), and the 99th anniversary of the Cody Stampede (July 1-4).

CODY (AP) - Last year the lament behind the chutes at Stampede Park of "Where have all the bareback riders gone?" was not part of a country song, but a daily question for Cody Nite Rodeo in Wyoming.

That should not be an issue this summer as Cody begins the 80th anniversary season of the nightly show that dates to 1938.

From June 1 through Aug. 31, rodeo will take place at Stampede Park nightly, the 90 days' worth of performances being a main reason Cody can call itself "The Rodeo Capital of the World."

Since bareback and saddle bronc fields have been thin - and not only in Cody - long-time...



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