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Edgar Simpson in Chariot
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Sacramento Public Library
Sacramento Room Photographs
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This May 1922 photograph captures Edgar Simpson, an Elk Grove-area rancher, getting ready to participate in the Sacramento ’49 Roundup, a rodeo-style event that sought to revive some of the legendary horsemanship of the mid-19th century American West. Simpson’s chariot has ornamented wheels and is attached to three horses. In the background is the California State Fair grandstand; to the right of that is the Fair’s Agricultural Building. The daily chariot races were but a part of the rodeo that extended itself through the last weekend of May – a Pony Express re-enactment, steer bull-dogging, trick riding, roping, cow horse racing, and steer riding were all part of the 15-event rodeo.
Racetracks (Horse Racing)
Horses and Horseback Riding
Festivals and Celebrations
Carriages and Coaches
Sacramento Room Photograph Collection

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