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... donors and sponsors. Through its acclaimed Livestock Show, Fair, and Rodeo, the Star of Texas continues to work towards the advancement of its mission, “Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage.” ...
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Since SALE's inception in 1950, the Stock Show & Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious, single events in San Antonio with over one million visitors ...
3. 2014 Tucson Rodeo Parade
(Events/Rodeos)
2014 Tucson Rodeo Parade The Tucson Rodeo Parade is the longest non-motorized parade in the nation. This 89 year old Tucson tradition brings the vibrant history and colors of the Southwest to life each ...
The Arizona Rough Riders (Living History Presentation) Living History Presentation. The Arizona Rough Riders is a commemorative group that brings the Spanish/American War era (1898) to life for audiences. ...
5. Prairie Day 2010
(Events/Festivals)
Prairie Day 2010 Come and celebrate life on the prairie during the 1860s to 1880s. Musical entertainment, nature exhibits and a variety of living history demonstrations are the highlights of the event. ...
Bent’s Fort Celebrates Hispanic Heritage When Captain Philip St. George Cooke visited Bent's Old Fort in July 1845 he wrote, "...The majority of the hands at the fort are Mexicans; and Spanish the prevailing ...
7. Jackson Hole Old West Days
(Events/Festivals)
Jackson Hole Old West Days Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is proud to host the 30th Annual Old West Days Celebration, May 27-30, 2011. Jackson Hole has long been referred to as "The Last of the Old West," and ...
8. Western Arts Day
(Events/Festivals)
Western Arts Day Western Arts Day, an annual celebration of Grand Canyon National Park's history and culture, will be held at the North Rim Saturday, July 9, 2011. Western Arts Day commemorates the western ...
9. Tubac’s Anza Days Celebration
(Events/Celebrations)
Tubac’s Anza Days Celebration A living history celebration of the Indian, Mexican and Spanish Colonial periods in Tubac. Highlights include a colorful reenactment on horseback of Juan Bautista de Anza's ...
10. Old West Day
(Events/Festivals)
... sorts of items and other forms of entertainment. This year 2011 the event will be held on Sept 17. The Rand Desert Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the cultural ...
11. Toshiba Tall Ships Festival
(Events/Festivals)
Toshiba Tall Ships Festival This year, the Ocean Institute is celebrating its 27th year hosting the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival! Come and explore the majesty and wonder of tall ships through the smells, ...
12. Battle of New Orleans Returns
(Events/Celebrations)
Battle of New Orleans Returns Cannons will roar once again at the 195th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Visitors are invited from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 ...
13. Fort Bridger Rendezvous
(Events/Celebrations)
Fort Bridger Rendezvous The Fort Bridger Rendezvous is a mountain man celebration of the fur trade era happening in the Rocky Mountains circa 1825-1840. The annual rendezvous takes place at Fort Bridger, ...
14. Anza Day Celebration in Tubac
(Events/Celebrations)
Anza Day Celebration in Tubac A living history celebration of the Indian, Spanish Colonial and Territorial periods in Tubac. Highlights include a colorful re-enactment on horseback of Juan Bautista de ...
15. Sacramento Gold Rush Days
(Events/Celebrations)
Sacramento Gold Rush Days More than 200 tons of dirt paved the streets of Old Sacramento as this annual festival "turned back the clock," transforming Sacramento's historic district into a scene straight ...
16. Juan Bautista de Anza Day
(Events/Celebrations)
Juan Bautista de Anza Day Tubac invites you to "Juan Bautista de Anza Day" on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. This annual celebration commemorates Anza's 1775 expedition ...
American Indian Culture Day: Games Bring the family to the Autry for a full day of American Indian culture! John Bradley (Comanche/Cherokee), a nationally recognized artist in basketry and traditional ...
18. Anza Day
(Events/Celebrations)
Anza Day Arizona's annual cultural event celebrating the 1775 Anza Expedition. Mass is at Tumacacori Mission on Saturday, Anza Ride re-enactment on Saturday, Living History Presentations, Mariachi Music, ...
World Heritage 25th Anniversary Celebration Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico will host a World Heritage 25th Anniversary Celebration on Feb. 24, 2012 with an all-day commemoration. Entrance ...
20. San Francisco Maritime Open House
(Events/Outdoors Shows)
San Francisco Maritime Open House Join San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park staff for a public Open House in the General's Residence (Historic Officers Club), Fort Mason, San Francisco from ...
21. Christmas at Old Fort Concho
(Events/Celebrations)
Christmas at Old Fort Concho Three days full of Christmas cheer including shopping, living history, a special area for children, ongoing entertainment as well as special scheduled shows, and much, much ...
22. The Navajo Code Talkers
(Events/Celebrations)
The Navajo Code Talkers Popular speaker Jack Lasseter shares the history of the famous Navajo Code Talkers in the Pacific during WWII. Their story is told through the eyes of Chester Nez, who like so many ...
For this fall, just prior to the start of the city’s famed red carpet Award Season, Los Angeles puts the spotlight on its cultural offerings with the return of “L.A. Museum Season.” From now through ...
... our country’s best natural resources for the last 50 years. “Preserving historic sites such as this allows us to learn firsthand about our heritage and the people, events, and ideas that have shaped ...
San Francisco's historic Presidio Officers’ Club reopened to the public the weekend of Oct. 4-5, 2014, after a three-year intensive rehabilitation of the building and its original adobe structure, dating ...
Alaska Airlines has begun daily nonstop service between Seattle, Washington and Albuquerque, New Mexico, the multi-cultural metropolis of the Southwest. "Albuquerque's rich history and year-round sunshine ...
On Aug. 9, 2014, join park staff at the Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Kiowa County, Colorado on a narrated tour that will discuss the events of August of 1864 and their place in the Massacre ...
The Fort Museum, located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a new website, commemorative pin, historic building and exhibit updates and educational programs. History comes ...
Ten American presidents have visited Yellowstone National Park, and of these, five delivered speeches about the park during or shortly after their visit. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, Associate Professor ...
Scots in the American West, an exhibit produced by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, (www.centerofthewest.org) heads to New York to celebrate the 13th Annual Tartan Day on Ellis Island, ...
Historians, collectors and others interested in learning about the history of the American Civil War will have a unique opportunity to do so in Bossier City, Louisiana on March 14-16, 2014, when the Louisiana ...
In celebration of the City of St. Louis' 250th anniversary, on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, the National Park Service will host free special events to recognize the rich history of the city and the deep passion ...
California's State Parks system turns 150 years old in 2014, and this year promises to offer visitors an abundance of great things to see and experience as they come to the Golden State for a little fun ...
Shane Hanchey wanted a gold buckle so badly, he figured to be nervous before the 10th and final round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Saturday night, Dec. 14, 2013. But the 24-year-old showed how ...
36. University Presses Stand in the Gap for Authors
(People & Lifestyle/Writing the West / Elise McHugh)
A little history lesson here. John Hopkins University Press was founded by Daniel Coit Gilman in 1878, just two years after he founded the university, and has the distinction of being the oldest continuously ...
The fourth annual Deadwood Cowboy Christmas Ball will be held on Dec. 14, 2013, at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota. This old-fashioned cowboy concert and dance features some of ...
Discover what a turn-of-the-century maritime Christmas was like when San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park presents its annual maritime Christmas programs on Dec. 14, 2013. The first program, ...
39. Capitol Reef National Park Reopens Hickman Bridge Trail
(National & State Parks/Other NPs)
Capitol Reef National Park in Utah reopened the Hickman Bridge Trail on Nov. 27, 2013, but rangers are asking hikers to use caution when hiking through the area. A significant rockfall occurred at the ...
Living West, a groundbreaking new 7,000-square-foot exhibit that explores the living dynamics between the people of Colorado and their state's extraordinary environment, will open Nov. 23, 2013 at the ...
Yosemite Conservancy is now accepting lottery registration forms for the 2013-2014 season at the newly restored Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by intrepid skiers and snowshoers ...
The Final Environmental Impact statement for the restoration of Yosemite National Park's Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has been released, moving the start of the project one step closer. This landmark ...
For many Americans, November evokes thoughts of food, family and good cheer. With that in mind, on Nov. 15, 2013, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, will host a Family Fun Day that will ...
The small town of Coarsegold, located less than half an hour south of Yosemite's southern entrance in California's Sierra foothills, is prepping for the 15th annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival on Saturday, ...
45. Robert Hass, Gerald Vizenor and the Japanese Haiku
(People & Lifestyle/Writing the West / Elise McHugh)
It was early October and all through the states, Western lit scholars were counting the days . . . Well, really scholars and literature folks all over the world, but that didn't work in the rhyme. But ...
The eBook version of Dead or Alive, La Frontera Publishing's latest collection of Western fiction, with short stories written by some of America's newest Western writers, is now available as a Kindle edition ...
47. National Parks Close Due to Federal Budget Impasse
(National & State Parks/Other NPs)
With Congress and President Obama failing to reach agreement on a new funding bill, on Oct. 1, 2013 the National Park Service began shutting down all parks and monuments, including those throughout the ...
... 35 ranches from the Yellowstone area has now grown to 100-plus member ranches in 12 Western states and two Canadian provinces. In spite of this growth, the association today remains dedicated to preserving ...
UPDATE / Sept. 15, 2013: Progress continues to be made in fighting California's massive 255,560-acre Rim Fire, and the 77,919 acres within Yosemite National Park that has burned, with containment holding ...
50. Taos Summer Writers’ Conference Proves a Magical Time for Writers
(People & Lifestyle/Writing the West / Elise McHugh)
In July I had the pleasure of attending the Taos Summer Writers' Conference for the second time. Late summer is a beautiful time to visit Taos, New Mexico-although there really isn't a bad time to visit. ...
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