MARCH 2009- Doug Hansen and Jim Patrick set out with 300 other participants on The Casey Tibbs Memorial Ride.
When he died in 1990, Casey Duane Tibbs was buried back home in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, having become a nine-time world champion, ProRodeo Hall of Famer, and Life magazine cover subject during his lifetime. In 2009, the Verendrye Museum sponsored a trail ride to celebrate the life of the homegrown 1950s six-time champion saddle bronc rider, as well as the opening of the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in historic Fort Pierre. Called Fort Bennett to Fort Pierre: The Casey Tibbs Memorial Ride, the event quickly filled to its limit of 300 paying participants. On August 11, they set out on horseback, on foot, and atop buggies, wagons, stagecoaches, and other historical conveyances for an unforgettable four-day journey.
Above is an exerpt from an artcle by Greg Latza published in the March 2010 issue of Cowboys & Indians. Read more . . .