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Deadwood Days of ’76 comes to life at PRCA Hall of Fame induction

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – To help mark the induction of the Deadwood (SD) Days of ’76 into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on July 16, the committee is importing a bit of 19th-century Deadwood color to Colorado Springs.

From a traveling group of more than 50, there will be Deadwood committee members and family dressed to portray some of the town’s historic notables, including Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny and Shingle Head (Little Frank).

The July 16 induction ceremony in the garden area of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy will enshrine Deadwood’s committee, the late three-time World Champion cowboy Burel Mulkey, two-time World Champion Bareback Rider Lan LaJeunesse, PRCA Chairman of the Board and longtime San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Keith Martin, the late three-time PRCA Bucking Horse of the Year War Paint and trick rider/roper J.W. Stoker.

The induction will be the centerpiece of a week-long celebration that will include a Special Rodeo at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame arena on July 13, the Cowboy Ball at the Hall of Fame on July 15 and a ProRodeo Hall of Fame golf tournament at the Country Club of Colorado on July 18. The third annual Commissioner’s Classic Team Roping will be held at 2 p.m. July 16, following the induction.

Since 1998, the Deadwood (SD) Days of ’76 Rodeo Committee has won rodeo committee of the year awards 11 times, the first four in the Small Outdoor Rodeo category and all seven of the Medium Rodeo Committee awards since that category was created in 2004. Deadwood is also a 13-time winner of the Badlands Circuit Rodeo of the Year Award (1998-2010). The committee has increased the prize money 600 percent over the last 20 years.

Former committee chairman Gary Keehn will portray Hickok, as he has in past in productions at the Deadwood Rodeo and in Las Vegas for the Wrangler NFR. Karin Savoie, from the Days of ’76 Museum, will appear as Calamity Jane.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – To help mark the induction of the Deadwood (SD) Days of ’76 into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on July 16, the committee is importing a bit of 19th-century Deadwood color to Colorado Springs.

From a traveling group of more than 50, there will be Deadwood committee members and family dressed to portray some of the town’s historic notables, including Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny and Shingle Head (Little Frank).

The July 16 induction ceremony in the garden area of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy will enshrine Deadwood’s committee, the late three-time World Champion cowboy Burel Mulkey, two-time World Champion Bareback Rider Lan LaJeunesse, PRCA Chairman of the Board and longtime San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Keith Martin, the late three-time PRCA Bucking Horse of the Year War Paint and trick rider/roper J.W. Stoker.

The induction will be the centerpiece of a week-long celebration that will include a Special Rodeo at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame arena on July 13, the Cowboy Ball at the Hall of Fame on July 15 and a ProRodeo Hall of Fame golf tournament at the Country Club of Colorado on July 18. The third annual Commissioner’s Classic Team Roping will be held at 2 p.m. July 16, following the induction.

Since 1998, the Deadwood (SD) Days of ’76 Rodeo Committee has won rodeo committee of the year awards 11 times, the first four in the Small Outdoor Rodeo category and all seven of the Medium Rodeo Committee awards since that category was created in 2004. Deadwood is also a 13-time winner of the Badlands Circuit Rodeo of the Year Award (1998-2010). The committee has increased the prize money 600 percent over the last 20 years.

Former committee chairman Gary Keehn will portray Hickok, as he has in past in productions at the Deadwood Rodeo and in Las Vegas for the Wrangler NFR. Karin Savoie, from the Days of ’76 Museum, will appear as Calamity Jane.

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