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Ellensburg Rodeo

This guide highlights resources, available at Brooks Library, that explore the history of the rodeo in Ellensburg, Washington.

Suggested books

Each of the following may be found on the third and fourth floors of Brooks Library. LC call numbers A-J can be found on the third floor while call numbers K-Z and special collections materials may be found on the fourth floor. Please ask a librarian if you need help.

Michael Allen. Rodeo Cowboys in the North American Imagination. Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, 1998. Call number: GV1834.A55 1998.

John Bennett. Rodeo Town: Stories of the Kittitas Valley. Ellensburg, WA: Vagabond Press, 1997. Call number: Special Collections, F899.E4 B462 1997.

Daily Record. Kittitas County Memories. Vancouver, WA: Pediment Publications, 2003. Call number: F897.K53 K499 2003.

Herbert Clay Fish. Selected Writings of Herbert Clay Fish, 1875-1934. Ellensburg, WA: Central Washington College of Education Library, 1952. Call number: Special Collections, F891.6.F5.

Kristine Fredriksson. American Rodeo: From Buffalo Bill to Big Business. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1985. Call number: GV1834.55.W47 F74 1985.

Renee M. Laegried. Riding Pretty: Rodeo Royalty in the American West. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. Call number: GV1833.5.L34 2006.

Mary Lou LeCompte. Cowgirls of the Rodeo: Pioneer Professional Athletes. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1993. Call number: GV1834.55.W47 L43 1993.

John Ludtka. The Tradition Lives: A 75-Year History of the Ellensburg Rodeo. Ellensburg, WA: Ellensburg Rodeo Association, 1997. Call number: GV1834.55.W22 E43 1997.

Larry Pointer. Rodeo Champions: Eight Memorable Moments of Riding, Wrestling, and Roping. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1985. Call number: GV1833.5.P64 1985.

Wayne S. Wooden and Gavin Ehringer. Rodeo in America: Wranglers, Roughstock, and Paydirt. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996. Call number: GV1834.5.W66 1996.