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Pendleton Roundup at 100 is a valued keepsake for all of us for whom Roundup holds a special place in our hearts.
It is filled with history, quotes and gorgeous photographs that remind us of our own personal memories.


Sheila Mabry, 1967 Roundup Princess


Every September since 1910, the Pendleton Round-Up has drawn thousands of rodeo fans to a small town in eastern Oregon. For seven days, the crowds in Pendleton thrill to contests that range from bull riding and bronc busting to barrel racing and bareback Indian relays. This extravagantly illustrated book commemorates the centennial of the Round-Up and captures its enduring appeal in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the world of rodeo. As highlighted in these pages, the Pendleton Round-Up has many singular features. First, there is its famous “bucking horse” logo and its signature slogan, “Let ‘er Buck.” Then there are its unique long wooden chutes and hard grass turf. And from the very beginning, American Indians have been as much a part of the Round-Up scene as the cowboys and roughstock. In the rodeo’s Native American Village, Indians camp in traditional tipis and celebrate their long-standing cultural traditions.

Beautifully designed, this book features a breadth of color and black-and-white photographs—more than 900—showcasing the riders, the drama, and the special atmosphere that is Pendleton.


PENDLETON ROUND-UP AT 100


Oregon’s Legendary Rodeo

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• Authoritative history of first 100 years
• 60,000 words
• Over 900 photographs
• Includes rare images from family collections
• Complete appendices of winners and Round-Up queens and princesses
• 304 pages

Hardcover: $60
Shipping & Handling $5 per book within U.S.

E-mail: roundupbook@eopubco.org
phone: (503) 385-4911

What our readers are saying

Henry R. Richmond

America's roots are rural. The US Census shows that as recently as 1920 half the American people lived in the country, not in the city.

The 100 Year History of the Pendleton Round-up is a superb reminder of the rich livestock ranching part of those rural roots. The history's tightly edited text and stunning photographs suggest why thousands of people travel from near and far in early September to see the Round-up.

But the history shows more than iconic horsemanship and roping. Also shown are the legendary skills and courage of female competitors and participants, including the thrilling sight of each year's Rodeo Princesses, one by one, opening each show by racing at full gallop around the arena, waving to a madly cheering, teary-eyed crowd. Central also is the full participation by Umatilla, Walla Walla, Nez Perce and Cayuse tribal members, including the Happy Canyon Pageant, and large teepee

encampment next to the arena. The history documents Rodeo leadership ...

Sheila Mabry

“Pendleton Roundup at 100” is a valued keepsake for all of us for whom Roundup holds a special place in our hearts. It is filled with history, quotes and gorgeous photographs that remind us of our own personal memories. It’s a book I keep handy and refer to often, especially when I’m feeling homesick for Oregon since I now live in Boston. For me, Roundup made every year easier to say goodbye to summer because I had September to look forward to. If you haven’t ever attended Roundup, I suggest you buy this book and plan to attend the next one. I’ve brought many friends home over the years and all have found it to be a treasured and unforgettable experience.

Let ‘er Buck!

Princess, 1967 and still a volunteer