It’s that time of year when our small town of a little under 400 people comes alive with over 50,000 folks. They come for the show, the bulls, the cold beer, the fireworks and friends, and a hell of a good time. Because in St. Paul, we work hard so we can play hard!
It’s a tradition that has gone on for 82 years and as the third generation of my family to call St. Paul home, it’s hard for me to even express the pride I feel to be from this small dusty farm town. It’s really a no where place, and except one weekend a year…that’s how we like it. I have friends that have made this their family tradition too. And every year getting together is just a piece of what keeps this legacy alive. Because that’s how it works, we welcome you in and it tends to get under your skin, it becomes a place and a time that is hard to live without. I hear other places celebrate the 4th of July, but it’s hard to imagine a place with more tradition and more passion for freedom than our little town of St. Paul, Oregon.
So dust off those cowboy boots, or better yet leave the dust on; we don’t care either way! And head on out to St. Paul, where you’ll get to experience a little of the wild west, and a little (or a lot) of a wild time.
What are some of your best rodeo traditions, stories or memories? After 82 years I know there are some great ones out there!
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