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50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1969

  • American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon; coyotes across the west howl
  • Legendary coach Darrell Royal leads Texas to NCAA Football Championship
  • The U.S. Air Force closed its Project (Blue Book) concluding there was no evidence of UFO’s; Roswell, NM didn’t get the memo
  • Great year for movies; Newman & Redford star in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, John Wayne in True Grit & Peter Fonda in Easy Rider
  • Dean Oliver, Boise, Idaho shows true grit in winning PRCA world championship in Tie-down roping
  • Dolly Parton becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry

Dean Oliver; Credit – ProRodeo Hall of Fame