Read some stories about the first Fiesta de los Vaqueros in 1925.

  • Johanna Eubank, Arizona Daily Star
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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.