50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1988

Yellowstone Fire 1988

Photo Credit – Wiki Commons

Over 1/3 of Yellowstone National Park is destroyed when a a series of more than 250 small different fires combined with the 1988 Drought destroys 793,880 acres of the park.

Olympic Torch Calgary 1988
The Winter Olympic Games are held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The event of rodeo was showcased as an event in Calgary, giving visitors from abroad a taste of the Western culture.

A dozen Eggs is 65 cents, gallon of 2% Milk $1.89 and Pork Chops 40 cents/lb

Jim Sharp 1988

Photo Credit – ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Jim Sharp makes NFR history by becoming the first bull rider to ride all 10 bulls. He sets the NFR record for the aggregate (771 points on 10 head), en route to his first world title.

Western action film Young Guns features Emilo Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie sheen and others. The film is a retelling of the adventures of “Billy the Kid” during the 1877-78 Lincoln County War in New Mexico.

In May, country music stars highlight a concert in Madison Square Garden in New York. Featured: Alabama, The Judds, George Strait and Randy Travis. Concert goers enjoy Alabama’s number-one hit Fallin’ Again.


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