AMERICAN LEGION RODEO
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Now, look, folks, if you can’t have a little fun in life – why live it? In 1912, a venturesome young man name of “Josh” Deane started holding an Annual American Legion Barbecue and Rodeo in the western town of Meeteetse, Wyoming and, well. you guessed it, today, his name is honored and revered for his inspiration and reputation
and if someone could tell Josh Deane how his little rodeo has grown, he would wonder if the fellow doing the talking:
“was lyin’ or tellin’ the truth.”
As many of you know, I specialize in finding old western stories of long ago that have been overlooked, seldom found and rarely read. Here is the story entitled “Meeteetse Barbeque,” by Carl M. Dunrud who tells the story of an ordinary cowpoke named “Josh” Deane who dreamed up an idea of starting a Barbeque and having all the old salts bring their stock and have a little rodeo ridin’. Well, you guessed it – now, it’s an annual event and one that is a must for the citizens of Meeteetse, Wyoming. You probably have not seen or ever knew this existed.
AND HERE ARE THE RODEO TALES OF THIS STORY!
Please read this.
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There were many a western story published – the common ones about cowboy and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about the outlaws of the old west like this one are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out cause really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.
Here’s one of ‘em.
Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.
This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost. Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.
I hope you appreciate the effort.
By Carl M. Dunrud
Folks, sooner or later - Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are laying on some dealer's dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, it's worth all the time I spend. As a tribute to the honor of our American Rodeo Performers, my indexed listings will include all names mentioned in the story from this time on. ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA 1912 era
LOCATIONS: TEXAS, WYOMING
GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
C. and E. Rodeo Producers furnish stock for the rodeo
CODY, William F., “Buffalo Bill”, Colonel
DEANE, John “Josh” W. – Founder of the Meeteese Annual American Legion Barbecue and Rodeo *
DUNRUD, Carl M., Author
FEYHL, Bill – Supervisor of BBQ after Deane’s death
FEYHL, Charlie – Supervisor of BBQ after Deane’s death
LARSEN, Edward – President of the Meeteesee BBQ Association
SMITH, Charles – a trapper
PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:
Picture 1 Photo of “Josh” Deane, Chief Engineer of the Meeteetse Barbeque*
Picture 2: Photo of Rodeo Action *
Picture 3: Photo of Rodeo Action *
Picture 4: Photo of Small Fry Money Throw *
Picture 5: Photo of Rodeo Action with gravesite of Deane in background *
PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
American Legion Post No. 85 *
Big Horn Basin
Owl Creek Mountain
AMERICAN LEGION BARBECUE AND RODEO
OLD RODEO MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING
While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.
My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in excellent condition, the cover is pristine and in vibrant color.
As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.
Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Postage to U. S., $4.50 to Canada, $5.00 Priority Mail, $13.25 Priority (Air Mail) for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,
THIS INDEX IS A GENEALOGYIMAGESOFHISTORY COPYRIGHTED PRESENTATION