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The Calgary Stampede

 This postcard is from a recent swap of postcards we have done with a father and son. This postcard is from Alberta, Canada an it shows a common seen at The Calgary Stampede billed as the greatest outdoor show on earth. Thousands are attracted to this event annually.

According to (2010): in 1912 the great Stampede was born from the vision of Guy Weadick. Guy was a famous working cowboy and vaudeville entertainer featured in the traveling wild-west shows that were popular world-wide in the early 1900s. He was a man with a dream of celebrating the romance and authentic culture of the old west.
The Stampede we enjoy today has evolved from Guy's vision. He was successful because he understood that as much as things change, we need to believe in the way things were.
Our historical information tells the story of who we were in our earliest days, and reminds us that Guy was right; fundamentally we believe in the same western values today as we did in 1912.

Many thanks to Gary & Jacob E. for this interesting postcard we had no idea.
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