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1929 ushered in stock show, rodeo

Posted Jan. 8, 2016

1920s era poster

The cover of the souvenir program for the Rodeo and Horse Show welcomed visitors to the 1929 Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show.

The rodeo was added to the stock show in 1918 and was held at Cowtown Coliseum until 1944, when it was moved to Will Rogers Coliseum.

The 2016 version of the Stock Show runs Jan. 15-Feb. 6.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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