Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Sam Garrett
Rodeo Cowboy, Sand Canyon Resident

SAM GARRETT: [1912][1925][1928][1940?]

1912 advertisement for Sam Garrett performance. Reads (with original misspellings):
Sam J. Garrett. Worlds Greatest Trick and Fancy Roper. Winner of The Horse Back Spinning and Team Roping at The Rodeo Contest at Los Angles, California, March the 9th to 18th, 1912. Also Winner of the Fancy Roping Contest at Cheyenne Frontier Celebration. Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. the 14th to 17th, 1912.

Sam J. Garrett, b. Dec. 8, 1892, in Oklahoma, was a trick roper on the rodeo circuit, getting his start at age 14 with the famous Miller Bros. 101 Ranch in Oklahoma and going on to become a champion at Pendleton, Ore., in the 1920s. He did a bit of acting and stunt work, earning a starring role in "Flying Lariats" (Hooper Connell Corp./Big 4 Film Corp., 1931). About 1940 Garrett and his wife, Ruby, came to the Santa Clarita Valley, establishing the Circle G Ranch in Sand Canyon, selling it c. 1963. Today it is a housing tract. Garrett moved to Fallbrook, Calif., and died April 4, 1989, in San Diego.

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