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50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1966

  • 8 track stereo players were a “new-fangled” option on cars
  • The Houston Astrodome is built with the dome measuring 710 feet in diameter
  • John Deere introduced a “rollover protection bar” on new tractors
  • Carolynn (Seay) Vietor, of Texas is crowned Miss Rodeo America; later becomes president of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association
  • Pampers create the first disposable Diaper…moms of little buckaroos celebrate
  • After 8 seasons and 217 black & white episodes, Rawhide drew to a close on CBS network
  • Larry Mahan, Brooks, Ore. wins PRCA world championship at National Finals Rodeo; the first of his 6 PRCA All- Around Cowboy titles
  • Clint Eastwood starred in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Houston Astrodome; Credit - Wiki Commons

Houston Astrodome; Credit – Wiki Commons

Larry Mahan - Credit: ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Larry Mahan; Credit – ProRodeo Hall of Fame