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Hoot Gibson Rodeo Tickets, 1935
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Pair of tickets to Hoot Gibson's Golden State Ranch Rodeo in Saugus (future Saugus Speedway), April 28, 1935: Grandstand B, Section J, Row 14, Seats 10 and 11. A buck-fifty plus a 10 percent entertainment tax.

If the assinged seat numbers imply there was a lot of seating, it's because there was. The arena sat 18,000 — quadruple the population of the entire Santa Clarita Valley in 1935 — and it wasn't enough. The annual rodeo always drew an overflow crowd. This was the 10th annual. (Not all were run by Gibson.)

Warning: "The person to whom this ticket was issued is personally responsible for the observance of every condition. In case of any violation thereof by anybody, they will be blacklisted."

Joseph Nazar must not have gotten the message (see below). He was caught red-handed when he reached into the ticket booth and grabbed a wad of tickets and cash. No doubt he was persona non grata after that.

Tickets by Globe Ticket Company of Los Angeles.


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Many Attend Rodeo.

A large crowd attended the Hoot Gibson Rodeo, Sunday afternoon, and those who attended said it was a fine exhibition of the cowboys' specialties.

Outstanding rodeo performers were among prize winners. Mabel Strickland won the cowgirls' quarter mile horse race, with Rose Smith and Dona Cowan close on her heels. Smoky Snyder took first honors in the bareback horse race with Don Tyler and Leonard Ward winning second and third places, respectively.

Ika Rude won the calf roping contest in nineteen seconds.

In the bucking horse contest, Pete Knight and Irving Collins tied for first place. Harry Logue woo the steer riding event; Les Shannon the wild horse race and Frank McCarroll, the steer wrestling contest.


Holds Up Rodeo, Lands in Jail.

Joseph Nazar figured out a way to get a start toward riches very quick — only the darn thing didn't work, and now he faces the charge of robbery. According to the report, he reached into one of the ticket windows, at the rodeo Sunday afternoon, and grabbed a sum of money and some tickets, and ran. The officers collared him, and he is held in the sum of $5,000 bail to answer the charge. The preliminary hearing will be held on May 8th, in Judge [Arthur C.] Kennedy's court.


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Hoot Gibson Rodeo Lures Sport Fans.

Trophies Presented Winners of Tenth Annual Meet by Actor Jack Oakie.

Hoot Gibson's Saugus ranch was visited by 20,000 sports lovers yesterday who witnessed the cowboy film actor's tenth annual rodeo. Jack Oakie, screen actor, presented trophies.

Outstanding rodeo performers were among prize winners. Mabel Strickland won the cowgirls' quarter-mile horse race, with Rose Smith and Dona Cowan close on her heels. Smoky Snyder took first honors in the bareback horse race, with Don Tyler and Leonard Ward winning second and third places, respectively.

Ika Rude won the calf-roping contest in nineteen seconds.

In the bucking horse contest, Pete Knight and Irving Collins tied for first place. Harry Logue won the steer-riding event; Les Shannon the wild horse race, and Prank McCarroll, the steer-wrestling contest.

A number of motion-picture players attended.

(Caption:) They Ride 'Em Hard at the Hoot Gibson Rodeo.

Hard-riding cowboys, steer ropers and bull-doggers were among the features at yesterday's Hoot Gibson rodeo near Saugus. Spills and thrills were the order of the day. Johnny Slader is pictured riding a horse called Wandering Jew. He managed to stay on. (AP photo)


LW2096: 9600 dpi jpeg from original tickets purchased by Leon Worden, probably in the early 2000s.
1935 SAUGUS RODEO

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