Friends of the Madden Library celebrate 100 Years of the Clovis Rodeo
February 7, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Madden Library on the Fresno State campus.
Members of the all-volunteer, not-for-profit, Clovis Rodeo Association and rodeo stock contractor John Growney of Growney Brothers Rodeo will talk about the history of the Clovis Rodeo and the sport of rodeo. Enjoy Fresno State wines and hors d’oeuvres and tour the Library’s Remington bronze collection and the Thomas J. Ebert American Frontier exhibition.
Reservations are required by February 3: http://pawsforms.csufresno.edu/rsvp/reply (enter code LIBRODEO).
For information, call Susan at 559.278.5792.
The owner of the legendary, world-champion bucking bull Red Rock, John Growney is credited with elevating the sport of rodeo to new heights when he paired the equally legendary world-champion cowboy Lane Frost against Red Rock in the Challenge of Champions in 1988, a series of seven attempts by champion bull rider Frost to make an 8-second ride on Red Rock, who had never been ridden in 309 attempts during his professional rodeo career. The third match between these legends occurred at the Clovis Rodeo, forever tying together the legend of a cowboy, a bucking bull, and the Clovis Rodeo.
Ebert American Frontier Collection Exhibition announced
This winter, the Madden Library will feature a full-gallery exhibition of rare and important books from the Thomas J. Ebert American Frontier Collection. Ebert has spent a lifetime traveling in the American West and collecting books related to the frontier. Since 1993 he has donated almost 2,000 titles to the Library.
The books, from university presses, western historical societies, museums, and specialty presses, comprise one of the largest American frontier collections in California. The Madden Library holds many titles not found elsewhere in the California State University system.
The American Frontier exhibition will be open from January 17 through February 28, 2014. Hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 to 10 p.m. Sundays. Parking is free on weekends. For information on weekday parking regulations, visit www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/traffic/permits/daily.html.