Cheyenne Frontier Days
Every year during the last full week of July, Cheyenne, Wyoming, brings together rodeo fans, country music lovers, western enthusiasts and fun-seekers from every corner of the globe. It's the world's largest outdoor rodeo, and that's why it's called, "The Daddy Of 'Em All!"
The Thunderbirds were activated, after 6 months training in an unofficial status, on May 25, 1953 as the 3600th Air Demonstration Team at Luke AFB, just west of Phoenix. They were officially activated as the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron on February 13, 1967. The Thunderbirds flew their debut exhibition at Luke AFB in early June 1953, and began public exhibitions at the 1953 Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Ferris Wheel Reflection Cheyenne Wyoming by ATimeAndPlaceDesign
George Michael interviewed Lane Frost and Tuff Hedeman the day Frost died at the 1989 Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo. Michael befriended the legendary bull riders early in their young careers, and helped them take their sport to new heights. A friend to the end, a grateful Hedeman made the journey to Washington, D.C. to attend Michaels memorial service. Photo by Sue Rosoff .
Professional rodeo bareback rider Beau LeDoux - son of the 1976 world champion in this event - rides a horse called Royal River at the 2010 Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Wyoming. Beau was shot in super-slow motion by pro videographer Mike McCrimmon. Beau LeDoux is the son of Chris LeDoux. He is a leather craftsman and makes his own chaps. Guitar by C.R. Coon Courtesy: Wyoming Office of Tourism & Cheyenne Frontier Days