Rodeo Time!

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If its the 4th of July, it must be time for the rodeo!

The first Folsom Rodeo was held in 1960, founded by Dan Russell and it is still going strong. The Rodeo Arena is named after Russell.

As always, there was plenty of action and the crowd loved every minute of it.

The Folsom Pro Rodeo is approved by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. Events included steer wrestling and roping, bull riding and a tie down competition.

As it almost always is at this time of year, the weather was hot! Al though Folsom’s population is growing rapidly, it is easy to pick out the well-known Folsom faces inside the rodeo area.

A big thank-you to the Marine Honor Guard who came out in the heat, as they always do. Thank you to Sharon and Digger Williams for all they do.

A big thanks to everyone, whether performing inside the area, running the stalls, making sure everything runs like clockwork or being part of the crowd enjoying a wonderful day.

Fairground fun at the Folsom Pro Rodeo, 4th July 2007
Fairground fun at the Folsom Pro Rodeo, 4th July 2007
Sheriff Deputies at the Folsom Rodeo
Sheriff’s Deputies at the Rodeo
Kids love the Folsom Pro Rodeo, 4th July 2007
Kids love the Folsom Pro Rodeo, 4th July 2007
The entrance to The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
The entrance to The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
Drinks are on the house?
Drinks are on the house?
Mike's Golden Spike Saloon at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
Mike’s Golden Spike Saloon at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
A Strange Steer!
Strange Steer!
Preparing for the Opening
Preparing for the Opening
Cowgirls ride in formation at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
Cowgirls ride in formation at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
Singers come through the gate
Singers come through the gate.
Cowboys saddle up.
Cowboys saddle up.
Cowboys in pursuit at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
Cowboys in pursuit at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
The Clown Cowboy prepares for takeoff.
The Clown Cowboy prepares for takeoff.
Roping a steer at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
Roping a steer at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
View of the crowd from the middle of The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
View of the crowd from the middle of The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
View of the crowd from the stand at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
View of the crowd from the stand at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
Parachuting a massive U.S. flag.
Parachuting a massive U.S. flag.
Carrying the flag behind the Marines.
Carrying the flag behind the Marines.
Signed Yellow Ribbon
Signed Yellow Ribbon
Waving to the crowds.
Waving to the crowds.
Riding on the buggy pulled by Clydesdales.
Riding on the buggy pulled by Clydesdales.
Sharon and Digger Williams
Sharon and Digger Williams.
Ride that steer, at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.
Ride that steer, at The Folsom Pro Rodeo.

Alan Gray is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of NewsBlaze Daily News and other online newspapers. He prefers to edit, rather than write, but sometimes an issue rears it’s head and makes him start pounding the keyboard. Alan has a fascination with making video and video editing, so watch out if he points his Canon 7d in your direction.