The very first Spooner Rodeo was described as an “Outstanding Success” on the front page of the Spooner Advocate, July 15, 1954. And it must have been, because this weekend the 66th annual Spooner Rodeo is coming to town, bigger, better, and stronger than ever.

But it is always nice to look back at what was. Now, more than half a century later, we present this account of that first rodeo, as it appeared back then …

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