Last Go Round

Last Go Round

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Baker & Taylor
Summoning up the bare bones of Oregon lore, a rip-snorting tale of the true Old West pits three good friends against one another for the World Championship Broncbusting title during the first Pendleton Round-Up of 1911. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

Blackwell North Amer
It was around a sagebrush campfire in eastern Oregon that Kesey first heard the tale from his father - about the legendary "last go round" that took place at the original Pendleton Round Up in 1911. Hundreds of riders were competing for the first World Championship Broncbusting title, but it was one special trio of buckeroos that provided the drama: a popular black cowboy, George Fletcher; a Nez Perce Indian cowboy, Jackson Sundown; and a fresh-faced kid from Tennessee name of Johnathan E. Lee Spain. Who would walk away with the prize money and the silver-studded saddle? When the dust cleared, everyone knew they'd witnessed something extraordinary.
Kesey has journeyed back into Oregon history to reclaim this long-remembered moment, beefed up the bare bones of fact, and whipped them into a full-blown rip-snorting Tale of the True West. Sixteen pages of rare Round Up photographs provide graphic testimony of the time. The tiny town of Pendleton is swollen to bursting that memorable weekend and bristling with colorful characters like Buffalo Bill Cody, wrestler Frank "The Cruel Crusher" Gotch, cowgirl Prairie Rose Henderson, and a formidable medicine man named Parson Montanic. From the teepees along the river to the teeming saloons on Main Street, Round Up fever blazes like a prairie fire. This story of love, sweat, and horseflesh is a unique Western, wild and wooly and full of fleas. Let 'er buck!

Baker
& Taylor

Summoning up the bare bones of Oregon lore, a tale of the true Old West pits three good friends against one another for the World Championship Broncbusting title during the first Pendleton Round-Up of 1911

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1994
ISBN: 9780670848836
0670848832
Branch Call Number: WEST Ke 1994
Characteristics: xii, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Babbs, Ken

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Hopalong_Kid
Aug 04, 2015

Recommended Summer reading for the Northwest. Classic western story about rodeo and the first Pendleton Round-up. Entertaining Kesey tale!

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