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1926 missing from Stampede Archives

1930 missing from Stampede Archives

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stampede | art

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Artful affair
Barbed Wire Bronco by Jeff de Boer is part of the Glenbow Museums Mavericks installation. The piece was inspired by Cyclone, the bucking horse who threw 129 men before Tom Three Persons rode him to a standstill during the 1912 Calgary Stampede. The sculpture is built from more than three kilometres of barbed wire.
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The Calgary Stampede has 100 years of artifacts, souvenirs and collections to help tell its iconic story. We delved into these archives to showcase the art exhibited each year, including paintings, sculpture, and even some of the trophies presented to champions.

Detail from a mould for a Charlie Beil bronze rodeo trophy at the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

This Charlie Beil bronze trophy was awarded to Gid Garstad, who was named the Champion Canadian All-Around Cowboy for 1969 and 1970. It resides in the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

This lithograph by Edward Borein was created as a model for a Stampede poster. It is part of the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

The Bronc Twister statue stands outside of the main entrance to the Stampede grounds.

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This program from the Charles Russell art exhibition at the 1912 Stampede is in the collection of the Glenbow Museum Archives.

Artist Diane Anderson created this unusual bronze trophy for the Stampede balloon race, which ran from 1978 to the early 1990s. It is in the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

In 1955, Buck Boyce of Missoula, Mont., won the Canada Safeway trophy for bull riding. The bronze is by Charlie Beil, who did trophies from the late 1930s to the 1970s. It is in the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Wildwood, Alta., cowboy Rod Hay has won numerous trophies in his career, including the 2006 Guy Weadick Award, given by the Stampede to one chuckwagon or rodeo competitor who best embodies what the cowboy stands for, and who best typifies the spirit of the Calgary Stampede.

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stampede | clothing

The Calgary Stampede has 100 years of artifacts, souvenirs and collections to help tell its iconic story.

Pat Bennett won the 1950 costume contest with an outfit she made.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

In 2000 Stampede Princess Corie David wore this emerald green shirt.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

In 1977 Stampede Princess Sylvia Wittmoser wore this striped shirt.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

In 1990 Stampede Queen Kari Griffith wore this metallic fabric shirt.

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In 1954 Stampede Princess Kay Dench Sullivan wore this embroidered jacket.

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Fashion trends at the Calgary Stampede on July 14, 1945.

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These childrens chaps are from 1933 or 1934. The name Joe Mack Green is burned into the belt. They are in the Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Fringe benefits
In 1967 Stampede Queen Patsy Steen (nee Allan) wore this jacket.
Grant Black, Calgary Herald

These ensembles were all the rage for women in 1956: frontier pants, satin shirt and cowboy boots.

Calgary Herald Archive

We delved into the archives to showcase the clothing that has evolved over the years. Boots and hats are still de rigueur but everything else is open to interpretation.

Pat Bennetts 1950 Best Dressed Costume winning skirt.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Cowboy boots have certainly changed over the years from plain black and brown ones to those sporting elaborate stitching and bright colours like these boots from Old Gringo.

Courtesy, Old Gringo,

Cowgirl fashion was a hit with these girls at the Calgary Stampede on July 9, 1947.

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The Calgary Stampede has 100 years of artifacts, souvenirs and collections to help tell its iconic story.

An undated burgundy tie with Ride em Cowboy wording is in the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

This hat was worn by Jack Dillon, Stampede arena director from 1933 to 1946. It rests in the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

A 1980 Calgary Stampede Round-up ball cap and a 1989 tie made from denim with yellow embroidery, in the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Stasia and Jim Carry show off the latest in westernwear, circa 1925.

Courtesy, Glenbow Archives #NA5564-10

This modernera childrens book satchel carries on the Stampede name.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

This 1997 Belt Buckle is for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Youth Invitational.
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This 1985 belt buckle was the drum trophy at the powwow.

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This 1932 buckle was worn by Pete Knight, who won the North American Bucking Horse title.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Two gents show what the well-dressed cowboy was wearing in 1956. Embroidered shirts, string ties and beaded ascots were the order of the day.

Boots worn by Dick Cosgrave, who was the only chuckwagon driver to win 10 times. He raced from 1926 to 1946, later becoming arena director.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Chuckwagon driver Tom Glass wore this straw hat in 1988. It has duct tape inside the brim.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

This is a detail from Pat Bennetts costume that won the Best Dressed Costume Contest in 1950.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Two-year-old Eddie Smith was one smart-looking youngest buckaroo at the Calgary Stampede on July 18, 1949.

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Collection of silk scarves in bright colours, likely from the 1919 Stampede, in the Calgary Stampede Archives.

Grant Black, Calgary Herald

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stampede | livestock
The long eyelashes of a horse on the Calgary Stampede Ranch near Hanna, which was purchased in 1961 to raise quality stock for the Stampede events.
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Sheep Meadow Pocahontas and one-month-old Painted Warrior, the youngest miniature horse at the Calgary Stampede, in 2003.

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Animal house
The midway and musical acts often grab headlines at the Stampede. But it is the livestock that is the backbone of the annual event. From 4-H displays of sheep and calves to prime bucking stock such as Outlaw and Cindy Rocket, the animals keep it real.

Doug Bruce on Midnight, the greatest bucking horse of his era, 1924-33.

Courtesy, Glenbow Museum Archives, #NA-4116-2

Pete Van Tighem of Van Alta Blondes with Goldie Locks, an 11-year-old cow, with calf Alta Lady in 1995. Goldie Locks won the Cattlemans Choice award for 10 years. Kendra Gail walks miniature horses Robyn, left, and foal Bobbi in 1997.
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Jonathan Fox displays Justamere Banner Farm 502 on July 19, 1966. He was the first Canadian-bred polled Hereford to be named grand champion at the Stampede.

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A rancher hopes to drum up some more business in the Agricultural Pavilion on July 15, 1972.

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Two long-horned Highland steers escape from the Stampede grounds on June 16, 1966.

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Buddie the Brahma, owned by David and Claire Andrews of Irricana, is featured at Aggie Days in 2001.

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Horses grab a quick snack while waiting on Stephen Avenue on July 6, 1973.

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stampede | midway
Monkey show at the Stampede midway in 1966.
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Thrills & chills


From bumper cars to screaming coasters, the midway draws young and old alike. While the latest rides appeal to the most brave, others relish the challenge presented by barking carnies and their game booths.
Midway riders on the Swing Tower take in the last evening light on Sunday evening July 5, 2009.
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Among the new rides to be featured on the Stampede midway in 1966 was this monorail. The ride, designed especially for Royal American Shows, offer a wide view of the grounds.

An elephant is offered a hotdog on the Stampede midway, July 7, 1975.

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Children slip down a giant slide at the 2006 Stampede.

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Crazy and Flip is the name of the ride, getting the wits scared out of you is the result as this group discovers on the midway in 1995.

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Midway worker Aathalia Rossouw organizes the stuffed animal prizes to be won at her booth, prior to opening in 2004.

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The 1908 Dominion Exhibition in Calgary.

Courtesy, Glenbow Museum Archive #NA-423-1

Shorty Davie strolls the grounds in the kids midway at the Stampede in 2005.

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stampede | oddities

This contestant number, likely worn around a cowboys arm, is likely from the 1930s.

Branding irons from the Calgary Stampede Ranch believed to be from the early 1960s.

Photos, Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Vibrantly coloured decorative glassware from the 1913 Calgary Exhibition.

Beauty & beast


As the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede is derived from both an urban fair and a rural rodeo, its archives boast an eclectic range of wares, from ornamental glassware to livestock equipment.

A nose plate from the halter of a bucking horse named Zone Along, which was the 1973 Canadian champion saddle bronc, and 1974 top saddle bronc at the National Finals Rodeo.

Nose plate from the halter of a bucking horse named Tuffy.

Nose plate from the halter of a bucking horse named Deliverance.

Decorative glassware resembling a pineapple from the 1912 Calgary Exhibition.

Hotel room rates negotiated by the Stampede in 1919 in an effort to prevent gouging. It is contained in the collection of the Glenbow Museum Archives.

This metal megaphone was likely used to hail crowds at the Calgary Exhibition. The date of use is uncertain.

Milk bottle from the Wild Cow Milking Championships. The bottle came from the Stampede Ranch.

The closing bell from the New York Stock Exchange with an inscription that reads: Calgary Stampede, NYSE, July 9, 2004. The famous bull Outlaw rang the closing bell during a ride as a publicity stunt.

A hockey stick, signed by Pete Slobodian and teammates, who played for the Stampeders in 1945-46. This is a stick from the year they won the Allan Cup.

This contestant number is likely from the 1940s.

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This contestant number, worn around a cowboys arm, is likely from the 1930s.

Branding irons from the Calgary Stampede Ranch believed to be from the early 1960s.

Photos, Grant Black, Calgary Herald

Vibrantly coloured decorative glassware from the 1913 Calgary Exhibition.

Beauty & beast


As the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede is derived from both an urban fair and a rural rodeo, its archives boast an eclectic range of wares, from ornamental glassware to livestock equipment.

A nose plate from the halter of a bucking horse named Zone Along, which was the 1973 Canadian champion saddle bronc, and 1974 top saddle bronc at the National Finals Rodeo.

Nose plate from the halter of a bucking horse named Tuffy.

Nose plate from the halter of a bucking horse named Deliverance.

Decorative glassware resembling a pineapple from the 1912 Calgary Exhibition.

Hotel room rates negotiated by the Stampede in 1919 in an effort to prevent gouging. It is contained in the collection of the Glenbow Museum Archives.

Milk bottle from the Wild Cow Milking Championships. The bottle came from the Stampede Ranch. This metal megaphone was likely used to hail crowds at the Calgary Exhibition. The date of use is uncertain.

The closing bell from the New York Stock Exchange with an inscription that reads: Calgary Stampede, NYSE, July 9, 2004. The famous bull Outlaw rang the closing bell during a ride as a publicity stunt.

A hockey stick, signed by Pete Slobodian and teammates, who played for the Stampeders in 1945-46. This is a stick from the year they won the Allan Cup.

This contestant number is likely from the 1940s.

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stampede | pins & coins


Pennant from the first Stampede in 1912.

The Calgary Stampede pennant featured the 1959 royal tour.

Pennant from the 1950s with the iconic bucking bronc image.

Pennant from the late 1960s, likely post-1967.

Pins & pennants


A sheriffs badge from the 1980s.
Photos, Grant Black, Calgary Herald

The Stampede is a collectors heaven. Over its 100-year history, there have been pins and coins and pennants designed to showcase the event. These are all in the Stampede Archives.

A saddleshaped pin from 1919 from D.E. Black Jewellers.

Ticket stub and button badge from 1955.

A commemorative medallion from 1925 celebrating the 50th anniversary of NWMP.

Stampede pins with attached ribbons from the 1920s.

This Stampede pin from 1919 makes use of Canadas national symbol the maple leaf.

This is a first-prize tag from the 1913 Calgary Industrial Exhibition.

This die used to stamp the 1966 Stampede dollar features a steer wrestling scene.

A collection of prize ribbons from the 1916, 1918 and 1919 Calgary Industrial Exhibitions.

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stampede | souvenirs

A souvenir watch fob from the first Calgary Stampede in 1912. A pocket watch would have been attached to the fob.

Photos, Grant Black, Calgary Herald

A 1949 Saskatchewan licence plate attached to a Calgary Stampede plate holder shows the reach of the Stampede in the West.

A 1948 Stampede souvenir licence plate featuring a white hat.

Memory makers
While children competed for prizes, their parents also picked up some souvenirs of their own over the years. All of these are contained in the Stampede Archives.

A 1951 souvenir licence plate featuring the stockade entrance, which was installed in 1949.

Visitors could fill in these souvenir forms at the Stampede to mark the occasion.

A 1972 licence plate marking the 60th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede.

This realistic 1947 bronze boot was actually a flower vase.

This ViewMaster, likely from the early 1960s, featured 3-D pictures from the Calgary Stampede.

A tin cup promoting City Slickers II The Legend of Curlys Gold. The film premiered July 2, 1994, and there was a special screening daily at the Stampede grounds.

This apron from the 2003 Western Showcase was most likely worn by an artist or Stampede volunteer.

A jigsaw puzzle of Prince Charles and Prince Andrew at the Calgary Stampede. Charles was parade marshal in 1977.

This apron is from the 1986 Petro-Canada Stampede Breakfast.

The Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races board game was likely produced in the early 1970s.

This silk pillow was an official souvenir of the 1908 Dominion Fair in Calgary.

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stampede | herald pages


The Calgary Herald has been covering the Stampede since its inception. We dug into our archives to showcase some Herald pages dedicated to the event over the years. This one is from 1912, the first year Guy Weadick put together the Calgary Stampede.

This Herald front page from 1925 includes vital information on the parade route.

Herald front page from Sept. 7, 1912, had one story on the Stampede and several on a royal visit

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stampede | herald pages


The Calgary Herald has been covering the Stampede since its inception. We dug into our archives to showcase some front pages dedicated to the event over the years. This one is from 1923, the first year the rodeo and fair joined forces.

July 13, 1940

July 10, 1942

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The Calgary Herald has been covering the Stampede since its inception. This front page one is from 1940, when rodeo shared top billing with the war in Europe.

July 7, 1962

July 9, 1962

July 6, 1964

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The Calgary Herald has been covering the Stampede since its inception. This front page is from 1951, a year before a young princess was crowned Queen.

July 4, 1972

July 6, 1972