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BOB BOVEE | Photo Gallery

I have always been fascinated with the West: cowboys, western music, rodeo and so on. I was asked why these pictures are in our "Gallery" and it's just because I thought I'd like to share some of what I've collected. The rodeo photos are mostly by Ralph R. Doubleday, pioneer rodeo photographer from the Round-Up at Belle Fourche, SD. (No, I wasn't there.--Bob)

Skyrocket Vs. Calgary Red, 1917
Skyrocket Vs. Calgary Red, 1917
Mabel Strickland Roping Steer, 1920s
Mabel Strickland Roping Steer, 1920s
Lee Caldwell On A Flying Devil, Miles City Roundup, 1914
Lee Caldwell On A Flying Devil, Miles City Roundup, 1914
Roman Race, 1921
Roman Race, 1921
Black Hills Round-Up, 1929
Black Hills Round-Up, 1929
Leonard Stroud Riding Chief Over Auto, Belle Fourche Round-Up
Leonard Stroud Riding Chief Over Auto, Belle Fourche Round-Up
Fred Hensler on Golden Rule, 1921
Fred Hensler on Golden Rule, 1921
Wheatland Gets a Shot From Buck Shot, Tri-State Round-Up, Belle Fourche, 1921
Wheatland Gets a Shot From Buck Shot, Tri-State Round-Up, Belle Fourche, 1921
Al Garrett on Sure Fire, Belle Fourche, 1921
Al Garrett on Sure Fire, Belle Fourche, 1921
Bonnie McCarroll Thrown From Silver, 1920s (Photo by W.S.Bowman)
Bonnie McCarroll Thrown From Silver, 1920s (Photo by W.S.Bowman)
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Howard Teglund on Tipperary, Belle Fourche Round-Up. This is one of the most famous buckin' horses of all time.
Howard Teglund on Tipperary, Belle Fourche Round-Up. This is one of the most famous buckin' horses of all time.
Mrs. Keenan on Strip, Belle Fourche, 1921
Mrs. Keenan on Strip, Belle Fourche, 1921
Hill on Rainbow, Belle Fourche, 1921
Hill on Rainbow, Belle Fourche, 1921
Sharkey, The Famous Bucking Bull, 1913
Sharkey, The Famous Bucking Bull, 1913
Leonard Stroud Riding Black Diamond
Leonard Stroud Riding Black Diamond
At A Boy Mose, 1917
At A Boy Mose, 1917
Yakima Canutt on Rainbow, Belle Fourche, 1921. (Canutt played in lots of western movies later, usually as a heavy.)
Yakima Canutt on Rainbow, Belle Fourche, 1921. (Canutt played in lots of western movies later, usually as a heavy.)
Ralph Smith on Sure Fire, Belle Fourche, 1921
Ralph Smith on Sure Fire, Belle Fourche, 1921
Hank Burnell Strutting His Stuff, 1924
Hank Burnell Strutting His Stuff, 1924
Kit McCrory on Tropper, Belle Fourche, 1921
Kit McCrory on Tropper, Belle Fourche, 1921
A Nice Gentle Saddle Pony
A Nice Gentle Saddle Pony
Tango, 1917
Tango, 1917
Harold Ekberg on Tar Baby, Belle Fourche, 1925
Harold Ekberg on Tar Baby, Belle Fourche, 1925
Four of a Kind at the Tri-State Round-Up, Belle Fourche, 1921
Four of a Kind at the Tri-State Round-Up, Belle Fourche, 1921
Sweden Taking Header With Floyd Stillings
Sweden Taking Header With Floyd Stillings
Chug Wilson Thrown From Broken Box
Chug Wilson Thrown From Broken Box
Hedges Says Good Bye Good Luck, Belle Fourche, 1921
Hedges Says "Good Bye" Good Luck, Belle Fourche, 1921
Oklahoma Curly on Tipperary, Belle Fourche, 1921
Oklahoma Curly on Tipperary, Belle Fourche, 1921
Bare Back Riding?
Bare Back Riding?
AL Wilkenson on Torpedo, 1941 (courtesy of Troy Walz)
AL Wilkenson on Torpedo, 1941 (courtesy of Troy Walz)
George Robertson Riding a Buffalo at Custer County Fair and Rodeo, August 21,1935 (courtesy of Troy Walz)
George Robertson Riding a Buffalo at Custer County Fair and Rodeo, August 21,1935 (courtesy of Troy Walz)
Broken Bow, Custer County, NE (courtesy of Troy Walz)
Broken Bow, Custer County, NE (courtesy of Troy Walz)