Bareback bronc riding action at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo. Photo: George Hippie
Held in North Platte, this is the official state
celebration of Nebraska as declared by law. One of its major
highlights is the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, descended from William F.
Cody's 1882 Old Glory Blowout. Performances by the greatest stars
of country music are featured. A big parade and a chuck wagon pork
breakfast are among the traditional cornerstones of the event,
which was first held in Lincoln in 1965.
Originally submitted by: Chuck Hagel, Senator.
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