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Who is buried in the middle of the Cheyenne Frontier Days arena?

Steamboat was the star horse of the bucking bronco events at Cheyenne Frontier Days from 1901 to 1914. He was named Steamboat because he had a broken bone in his nose which caused him to make a snorting sound like a steamboat.

One of the nation’s best, and most distinctive logos, the image on Wyoming’s uniforms depicts a cowboy riding a bucking horse. This symbol has been a part of the University of Wyoming Athletics Department since the early 1920’s, when UW equipment manager Deane Hunton obtained a photograph of a cowboy, Guy Holt, riding the world famous bucking horse, Steamboat. Steamboat was born on a ranch between Laramie and Bosler in 1901 and is regarded as one of the greatest bucking horses ever. Hunton traced the photo and had it made into a logo that was utilized by UW athletic teams. In later years the symbol more closely resembled the logo on the state’s automobile license plates which was a depiction of another horse and rider. That bucking horse also was world famous and was called “Deadman.”(Information taken from

Frontier Days runs July 19 through July 28. Do you have your tickets purchased to participate in the rodeos and concerts? Do you attend the free events such as the pancake breakfasts, parades and air show? I know many of the locals, including myself, tend to avoid going into Cheyenne during the week of Frontier Days. I have never been to a Frontier Days parade and someday would like to go watch one. When I was young and would come to Cheyenne to visit my Grandma she would always try to take me to the air show. It never failed that every year we would go the weather would be foggy and we couldn’t see the planes or the show would be canceled.

Need a break from the heat? Stop in the library and enjoy some of our air conditioning while browsing our shelves or surfing the internet. We received a few new books this week. “They are Affliction” by Laurell Hamilton, “NOS4A2” by Joe Hill and “A Cookbook Conspiracy” by Kate Carlisle. We also have a display of Wyoming authors in honor of Frontier Days.

Join us at the Burns Branch Library on Thursday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m. for a Family Variety Show. Cody Landstrom combines the skills of comedy, magic, astonishing sleight-of-hand and masterful juggling to provide fantastic family entertainment! Witness the teleporting balls, the knot that jumps, expert lassoing, amazing juggling, stunning mind reading and much, much more.

Movies at the Library will again be on Friday, July 26 at 1 p.m. bring the whole family and spend Friday afternoon watching “Journey 2, the Mysterious Island”.

Burns Branch Library

Laramie County Library System

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Burns, WY 82053

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