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Rodeo preparations

Gerry Rodeo set to celebrate 70 years of action

July 8, 2014
By PAUL COOLEY - Special to the OBSERVER , Observer Today

Many thought that the idea of a rodeo wouldn't succeed for even one year, but they were certainly wrong for when July 30 rolls around later this month, the tiny hamlet of Gerry will celebrate the opening night of its 70th consecutive annual rodeo - the longest running PRCA rodeo east of the Mississippi. For four days, this quiet little village becomes "The Rodeo Capital of the East" as approximately 135 cowboys and cowgirls roll into town and pay their entry fees to vie for more than $40,000 in prize money in five performances.

 
 

 

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