Check out Bill Pickett's Invitational Rodeo at AMTRAK stops all across America! (1506 hits)
It has been estimated that as many as one third of all the emigrants into America's old west were African-American. Bill Pickett the Black Cowboy and Buffalo Soldier was born near Taylor, Texas in 1870. He was later called the "Greatest Cowboy" of his day. Bill Pickett became famous by riding hard and springing from his horse and wrestling a steer to the ground. This act coined Bill Pickett the stunt name of the "Bulldogger." He retired in 1932 and in 1971 Bill Pickett was inducted into the National Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Since 1984 the legend of Bill Pickett has lived on with the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. Cowboys and Cowgirls participate in a variety of rodeo events. The thrills, skills, chills and courage from these true American riders represent the spirit of the old west and the rich heritage of African-Americans in the West.
Exciting events include bare-back riding, bull dogging, tie-down roping, steer underrating, barrel racing and bull riding. Bill Pickett's Invitational Rodeo is a heart stopping, bonding affair for the whole family. Go git' your ten gallon hat, your cowboy boots and mosey on down to the rodeo for another exciting part of Black History.
Check out Bill Pickett's Invitational Rodeo at these AMTRAK stops all across America:
Oakland, CA: July 14 & 15
Los Angeles, CA: July 21 & 22
Atlanta, GA: August 4 & 5
Washington DC: September 21 & 22