World War I photo of Clyde Hamilton Smyth.
Clyde Hamilton Smyth was a bronco buster on the Western rodeo circuit in the middle and late
1920s. An amateur photographer, in 1928 he shot the
only known motion-picture film footage
of the Baker Ranch Rodeo, which later became the Saugus Speedway.
Smyth hailed from Pennsylvania and settled in Pasadena, Calif. He was father to Santa
Clarita mayor and high school district superintendent Dr. Hamilton Clyde Smyth, and
grandfather to California Assemblyman Cameron Smyth.