Tales from the Morgue presents some glimpses from the first Fiesta de Los Vaqueros in 1925.

  • Johanna Eubank, Arizona Daily Star

The very first Fiesta de los Vaqueros began Feb. 21, 1925, the brain child of Leighton Kramer and the Arizona Polo association.

  • Johanna Eubank, Arizona Daily Star

Parade prizes for everything from the most typical cowboy to the fattest and skinniest horses and 25-cent taxi rides for those without cars were some of the incentives for the first rodeo parade.

  • Johanna Eubank, Arizona Daily Star

Contestants and performers in the first Fiesta de los Vaqueros included many who were considered the best in the business. Among them were an Indian chief, a woman and a clown.

  • Johanna Eubank, Arizona Daily Star

The rodeo parade heralding the first Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Feb. 21-23, 1925, was a hit, as was the first day of the rodeo itself, attended b…

  • Johanna Eubank, Arizona Daily Star

"It is not easy to move a stolid race like the British to lyric enthusiasm," but Tex Austin's rodeo exhibition in Wembley, England, did just that.