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Artefact: Cowboy Boots
Accession #: 91.39.04
Year: 1960s-1970s

In celebration of the Canadian Finals Rodeo being back here in Red Deer, we are featuring an artifact from one of our many talented rodeo Honoured Members.

These cowboy boots belonged to rodeo star Leo Brown. Leo has challenged the best in rodeo for over 30 years. He has won five bullriding, two bareback, and one saddle bronc Canadian Professional Rodeo Championships. In 1963 at the National Finals Rodeo, he pitched a no hitter in the World Series by riding all eight of the rankest bulls in the world to a decisive World Bullriding Championship. His greatest thrill was winning the 1962 Bareback and the 1973 Bullriding Events at the famous Calgary Stampede. After his retirement from professional rodeo in 1975, Leo Brown continued to compete in Oldtimer's events and to become a respected rodeo judge.