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Kids Rodeo / Old Mil Ranch Rodeo Scheduled for July 27

Celebrating National Day of the Cowboy

In the words of President Bush, who declared the 4th Saturday of July National Day of the Cowboy “We celebrate the cowboy as a symbol of grand history of theAmerican West. The Cowboys love of land and love of the country are examples for all Americans. It said that the life of a cowboy requires a particular ability to live in a frontier world and to do so requires respect, loyalty and a willingness to work hard.”

With that said Glasgow Rodeo committee invite you to the Valley County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 27, 2019 for this celebration:

Kids Rodeo gets underway at 9 a.m. with signups. Events get underway once everyone is signed in. Besides all of the fun action events this year, the Glasgow Rodeo Committee is teaming up with the Valley County Museum to do a Cowboy Scavenger tour. It is an event you will not want to miss.

A little of what you will enjoy on this tour is the Niedringhaus house. This tour recognizes the great N-N Ranch. The Niedringhaus Center is named because of the bequest given by Lee Niedringhaus, a great-grandson of the Niedringhaus family who owned the largest cattle operation in Montana from 1885 to 1899. During peak years, the home land and cattle company used two and half million acres of open range, ran 15 chuck wagons and employed more than 230 permanent employees. Other interesting history is that the N-N paid taxes to Montana on 100,000 head of cattle that ranged on Big and Little Dry Creek south of the Missouri River to Rock Creek and Big Porcupine Creek north of the river and even up into the Canadian Wood Mountain Range.

So take in the tour and check out how Valley County celebrates the western and cowboy culture.

Ranch Rodeo gets started at 4 p.m., so plan on a return to the Valley County Grandstands. Glasgow Rodeo Committee is wanting to partner with all homesteaders and ranchers in Valley County to honor the National Day of the Cowboy of Valley County. It is said that the N-N provided the background for men who came as cowboys, as these ranches diminished and the country became settled, it was often the cowboy who stayed, established the smaller ranches and became the backbone of the prairie communities. They became the family men, businessmen, churches and school builders, public servants and community leaders; they established their values of the range as the criteria for life in our western country.

With that, the Glasgow Rodeo Committee would like to have area ranchers/homesteaders recognize their heritage by purchasing a name plate in the PRCA Program book. Contact Doris Oazark, 230-0663, for questions or more information on this partnership. Your heritage information is needed by Monday, July 8.

For more information regarding the Ranch Rodeo, visit Northeast Montana fair website, check out the schedule, or contact Del Hansen at 263-2451 or Dewayne Ozark 230-1259.


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