Thursday, July 15 1948 Crowd Gathering for Great Roping Show at Encampment

The early arrivals of a crowd expected to top the 3000 mark are already beginning to arrive in Encampment and Saratoga, in anticipation of the $15,000matched roping event to be held at the Encampment rodeo grounds Sunday afternoon.

Sponsors Marvin Reid of Encampment and King Merritt of Federal, stated this week that bleachers with a seating capacity of 5000 have arrived and are now being set-up on the grounds. requests for hotel and cabin accommodations continue to pour in, in spite of the fact that every available room in the valley has been filled for some time.

The celebration will start...


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