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September 11, 2017

The Calgary Stampede: One of the Largest Outdoor Rodeos in the World

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth".

The event was first held in 1912 and annually since 1923 and also features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.

These beautiful color photos from Provincial Archives of Alberta that show this festival in Calgary in July, 1970.


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