ProRodeo Hall of Fame


ProRodeo Hall of Fame

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame is dedicated to the preservation of Rodeo artifacts and continued interest in the sport. It is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and run by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's board. It claims to be the "only museum in the world devoted exclusively to the sport of rodeo." [ [http://www.prorodeohalloffame.com/website/default.aspx ProRodeo Hall of Fame] ] The museum opened in August of 1979. It was closed indefinitely in January of 2005 due to financial issues. [ [http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2005/01/04/sports1957EST7395.DTL Article from the San Francisco Chronicle's website] ] It reopened again on April 9, 2005. [ [http://www.americanwesternmagazine.com/cowboy/rodeo/2005-04-rodeo_hall_of_fame.shtml Article from American Western magazine] ] The hall gets 40,000-50,000 visitors each year.

Various Inducties Include

*Jim Shoulders
*Ty Murray 7 time All Around Champ
*Tuff Hedeman 3 time PRCA Bull Riding Champ 86',89',91'
*Charles Sampson first Afro-American World Champion 1982
*Larry Mahan 6 time All Around Champion
*Roy Cooper Calf roping champ
*Slim Pickens Actor/Rodeo Clown
*Ben Johnson Steer Roper/Oscar Winning Actor
*Lane Frost 1987 World Champion Bull Rider
*Casey Tibbs saddle bronc rider/Actor
*Don Gay 8 time Bullriding champ
* Joe Beaver

References

ee also

Rodeo bareback rigging


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