McLain's Roundup, 1938, Barber County, Kansas Barber County, Kansas.  

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Barber County Index, June 25, 1938.

McLain's Round-Up, Sun City, Kansas, July 8-9-10

Big Barber Co. Attraction Announces Entry of World Famous Performers.

Marion McLain will again present his Round-Up and Rodeo on his ranch near Sun City. From a small beginning to this seventeenth year's production McLain has constantly been on the lookout for new attractions to entertain the lovers of the greatest of all western sports, and this year he promises to give the fastest, most thrilling show on record.

McLain owns and supplies Rodeo Stock for practically all the big shows east and west and his reputation has become national during these years.

At McLain's you will see the World Champions: Bob Brosby, Dick Truitt, Everett Shaw, Andy Curtis, Floyd Gale, Clyde Burke, Smokey Snyder, Snively Brothers, Goodspeed Brothers, Eddie Curtis, Amy Gambel, Gene Ross, Ike Rude, Breezy Cox, Vance Rhea, Roy Matthews, Cleve Kelley, Herb Myers, Eddie Smith, Jake McClure, Bennett Brothers, Earl Moore, Homer Pettigrew, H. D. Burns and many another who excels in his particular part.

A special group of trick riders will be here to amaze and entertain you. Clowns with new stunts will be on hand to make you laugh.

Ten of the World's fastest steer ropers will compete in a special event for the championship. Rodeo history will be made at McLain's this year and records will be broken, and judging from advance reservations being made the attendance will shatter all previous records.

Brodbeck Brothers Carnival, rides, concessions, and side-shows on the midway day and night. A big dance every night. Three big days of fun and entertainment are yours at McLain's Round-Up at Sun City, Kansas, July 8-9-10.


Years of the McLain Roundup

1st   - 1922
2nd   - 1923
3rd   - 1924
4th   - 1925 - August 20, 21, 22
5th   - 1926
6th   - 1927
7th   - 1928
8th   - 1929
9th   - 1930 - August 13, 14 & 15
10th - 1931 - August 6, 7 & 8
11th - 1932
12th - 1933
13th - 1934
14th - 1935 - July 12, 13 & 14
15th - 1936 - July 10, 11 & 12
16th - 1937
17th - 1938
18th - 1939

(List courtesy of Kim Fowles)


Also see:

Obituary: Marion Francis McLain, Founder of McLain's Roundup.
The Barber County Index, August 24, 1972.

McLain's Roundup. A gallery of photos by Homer Venters
Courtesy of his great-nephew, Mike Venters.

McLain's Roundup: the Memories of Joe Massey   Photos by Homer Venters captioned by Joe Massey, from the collection of Brenda McLain, courtesy of Kim Fowles.

"Homer Venters: Vintage Rodeo Photographer", The Western Horseman, July 1972.

McLain's Annual Roundup, Sun City, Kansas. Photograph by Murphy
Courtesy of Nathan Lee and William Lee.

Coldwater Rodeo, October 1923, Comanche County, Kansas, photos by Homer Venters.


Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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