Rodeo

Players stand in the rodeo ring trying to grab a $100 bill off a bull.
Held twice a year at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the Angola Prison Rodeo is one of Louisiana’s oldest, and most unique traditions. Each weekend in October, inmates compete in one of the wildest rodeos in the south, doing everything from wild cow milking, to bareback bull riding. The event sells out every year, with the proceeds going to fund the prison's highly innovative re-entry program - a program that helps prisoners prepare themselves with job and life skills they'll need once they leave prison.
It might have been that it was not a good day for me to be there anyway--I'm an old guy who doesn't like to stand alone much
It's almost that time of year again, when, for three weeks, Houston, Texas becomes a mecca of all things rodeo. A beloved event in the local community since the 1930s, it is without a doubt one of the largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition events in the world
This is a part of New Jersey where the local college offers glass blowing and hones skilled artisans, and the local schools keep farming alive in clubs dedicated to the love and pursuit of preserving the land.
Recently in Georgia at a high school graduation ceremony, the school's founder-director made comments that drove people, black and white, to get up and leave before the event ended.
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"I really don't consider myself a cowboy," he explained. "To me, a cowboy is someone that is actually farming and ranching. Me, myself, I feel that I'm just a bull rider with the best job in the world."
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a popular vacation destination but there are many sports represented around the country that are worth a trip too.
I've not yet had the chance to see the new movie, Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time, but I did manage to find in my files a letter written by Cesar Chavez back in December 1990.
Arizona has been a big retirement destination for many years, and for good reason. In fact, the very first Active Adult Community in the US, Sun City, was developed there over 50 years ago. But the reasons to choose Arizona are more than just the obvious. While AZ has hundreds of days of abundant sunshine and tons of golf courses, it has a lot more going for it than only sun and golf.
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