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Rodeo Austin [electronic resource] : blue ribbons, buckin' broncs, and big dreams : the story of the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo / Liz Carmack ; foreword by Bucky Lamb.

Author/Creator:
Carmack, Liz.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (129 p.)
Subjects:
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo -- History -- 20th century.
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo -- History -- 21st century.
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo -- Endowments.
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo -- Awards.
Livestock exhibitions -- Texas -- Austin -- History -- 20th century.
Livestock exhibitions -- Texas -- Austin -- History -- 21st century.
Rodeos -- Texas -- Austin -- History -- 20th century.
Rodeos -- Texas -- Austin -- History -- 21st century.
Youth -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc. -- Texas -- Austin.
Austin (Tex.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Austin (Tex.) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Who would have dreamed that a one-day calf show would evolve into a top-five professional rodeo that raises millions of dollars for education? From its beginnings as a tiny 4-H event to its current role as one of Austin's largest charities, the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo has grown in both size and purpose in the past seventy-five years. Here, Liz Carmack tells the story of Rodeo Austin, a nonprofit enterprise whose face reflects its agricultural heritage but whose scholarship program is at the heart of its mission. Since 1981, when organizers became fully committed to providing
Contents:
Promoting youth education & preserving Western heritage
Growing baby beef show educates, entertains: 1938 to 1956
Expanding fair and rodeo in cramped quarters: 1957 to 1979
Building a new home: 1980 to 1989
Dreaming beyond Travis County: 1990 to 1999
Ramping up statewide and facing new challenges: 2000 to 2011
Directors emeriti
Show leaders
Grand champion winners and buyers
About the research.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-280-77237-9
9786613683144
OCLC:
776613086
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