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Clyde Hamilton Smyth
Rodeo Bronco Buster


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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.

SMYTH FAMILY

Baker Rodeo Film Story
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RODEO FILM 1928
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Clyde H. Smyth ~1918

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Clyde H. Smyth ~1926

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Hart School District 1986-87

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H. Clyde Smyth

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H. Clyde Smyth ~1996

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H. Clyde Smyth, City Council 1996-98

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H. Clyde Smyth Obituary & Funeral Service 2012

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Cameron Smyth, City Council 2000-2006

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