National Western Stock Show

On a warm day in an otherwise blustery and cold January 1906, the first "Western Live Stock Show" opened in Denver under a circus tent. The event welcomed thousands of stockmen from all across the American West to show-off their animals and trade stock. Discover how the Stock Show has grown into a state treasure and symbol of Colorado's deep agricultural roots.

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Grade 4
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Additional Reading

National Western Stock Show

National Western Stock Show History

Ten Days Every January: A History of the National Western Stock Show by Willard E. Simms

Riding High: Colorado Ranchers and 100 Years of the National Western Stock Show by Thomas J. Noel




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