On this day: First Calgary Stampede Rodeo

On September 2, 1912, the first rodeo events known as the Calgary Stampede were held by promoter Guy Weadick. A few years later it became an annual affair, and it is now a highlight of the city’s calendar, with the 10-day event attracting more than a million spectators each July. Here we see the main rodeo area in the modern stadium.

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