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It’s almost “the best weekend in June.” Are we having fun yet?

With the exception of contestant pages, the rodeo program has been at the printer for almost two weeks. Hallelujah!

There are plenty of noticable changes.

At the rodeo grounds, the bull - formerly part of the old steakhouse sign - towers above the entrance, foreshadowing action visitors are about to view. The bull’s devilish facial expression may be a nod to Laredo, the infamous bull that reveled in jumping the fence in the early days of Clearwater’s Big Rodeo.

The bull also reminds me a bit of the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, st...


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