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History of the Freedom Old Cowhand Reunion


August 17, 2017

In 1956 Lucy Snapp was the first Old Cowhand to be honored at their reunion during the Freedom Rodeo. Photo from the Freedom Call, August 1978.

The following information is from The Freedom Call dated Aug. 17, 1978.

In the summer of 1939, the Freedom Chamber decided to sponsor an Old Cowhand Reunion and Chuck Wagon Feed in honor of the old-time cowhands of this area who braved the perils and hardships of the range. These were cowhands in search of fun and fortune.

To these old cowhands whose lives have been spent in the saddle following the herd that blazed a trail across this country, we salute you. May each and every one receive a just reward for a life well spent.

The Chuck Wagon Feed was by invitation only for the Old Cowhands...

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