The Pendleton Posse recently journeyed to the infamous Deadwood, S.D. for the Days of ’76 Rodeo. Deadwood is a historically rich town and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the area for I have heard nothing but wonderful tales. Needless to say, I was not disappointed as I traveled to this hidden city amongst picturesque mountain scenery.
The Days of ‘76 Rodeo and accompanying events embody the true spirit of the West and is a perfect illustration of why cowboys are so heroic. The rodeo itself is like none other in that you are right in the action on the dirt with the cowboys, bulls,and horses. No doubt did our boots get covered in that rodeo “mud”. It was a pleasure making new friends and running into familiar faces as we watched the cowboys get bucked and rideout those victorious 8 seconds.
One thing that is certain about Deadwood is they believe in the saying “work hard, play harder”. The moment the sun fell in the Western sky, we knew the town was ready to dance and drink Pendleton Whisky. One of the more noteworthy events of the trip was attending the Merle Haggard concert and listening to him as he sang the good ol’ tunes we all know and love.
Until we meet again Deadwood….Let’er Buck!!