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Cowboys and Cowgirls from all over the United States will be wearing “PINK” at Harley Tucker Memorial Arena in Joseph, Oregon on Thursday night, July 28, 2016 for the 71st Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. 2016 commemorates the 10th year Chief Joseph Days Rodeo has been involved in the Tough Enough To Wear Pink (TETWP) campaign. Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Inc. along with George & Beth Morris, flag sponsor John & Gail Hillock, and many other supporters are proud to participate in the Tough Enough To Wear Pink (TETWP) Campaign to raise money to support the fight against breast cancer. This disease touches many, many lives each day and continues to trouble all of us as spouses, parents, siblings and friends deal with its presence and destruction.

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While pink is not typically associated with the world of professional rodeo during the Thursday night performance, the cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo clowns, bullfighters, announcers, flag girls and sponsors, will all be decked out in pink to show support. For the 9th year in a row we’ll be auctioning off a beautiful pair of chaps live during the Thursday night PRCA rodeo. These one of a kind leather chaps are hand made by Ray Wilson of Wilson Saddlery. There will have raffles and TETWP merchandise for sale during the rodeo. We will also be asking for donations for the TETWP program. For the fourth year, we will have a “Miles For Mammograms Walk”. It will begin at the rodeo grounds on Thursday morning at 9:00. All proceeds will be donated to Wallowa Memorial Hospital to help provide free mammograms to the women of Wallowa County. If you are unable to attend our event and would like to make a donation, please send a check to Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Inc., P.O. Box 13, Joseph, Oregon 97846 with TETWP in the memo. We are striving to make this a huge success! We look forward to our annual TETWP event and hope everyone who attends our Rodeo will help to turn the arena PINK on Thursday night! Come on out and join our Rodeo family in PINK. If you missed it this year, plan on attending this worthwhile cause next year!

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Meet your 2016 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Inc. President

Schedule of Events

Welcome to this year's Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Celebration. I'm Doris Noland, CJD President for the 71st Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. It is my honor to tell you about one of the most popular attractions in Wallowa County, Oregon. Five eventful days draw thousands of visitors to this beautiful valley we call home. It is truly is a privilege to be saddled up and leading the way for this long time Wallowa County tradition. As in any organized event, it takes many volunteers to pull off a successful venue and I'm happy to say we have an active Board of Directors who are each responsible for up to six committees. It requires a lot of dedication and personal time spent to making sure every one is ready for every attraction that our rodeo offers. The volunteers who give of themselves to help are very much appreciated , because we know Chief Joseph Days Rodeo could not happen without them. So wether you are here for the heart pounding PRCA rodeo action, observing the heritage of the Native Americans, enjoying the parades, participating in the TETWP Campaign, shopping, or just to enjoy our beautiful scenery and pristine landscape, you are guaranteed to have a memorable time during the week of the 71st Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo . Experience first hand why we were chosen as one of the top 10 must see rodeos. Get ready to Feel the Thunder and enjoy the "Rodeo with a View"; you will be glad you came. Sincerely,

Doris Noland

TUESDAY, JULY 26 1:30 p.m.

Bucking Horse Stampede - Main Street

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Little Backaroo Rodeo - Harley Tucker Arena Rodeo Slack - Arena PRCA Rodeo - Harley Tucker Memorial Arena Family Fun - Thunder Room

THURSDAY, JULY 28 9:00 a.m. Tough Enough to Wear Pink Walk 10:00 a.m. Vendors off Main Street 2:00 p.m. Rodeo Slack - Arena 7:00 p.m. PRCA Rodeo - Harley Tucker Memorial Arena Tough Enough to Wear Pink* Barrel Racing Slack after the Rodeo 9:00 p.m. Event - Thunder Room * Wear Pink and support local cancer screenings

FRIDAY, JULY 29 7:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament - Alpine Meadows Golf Course Chief Joseph Junior Parade - Main Street Slack - Arena PRCA Rodeo - Harley Tucker Memorial Arena All Teen Dance - Joseph Community Center Music and Dancing - Thunder Room

SATURDAY, JULY 30 6:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

Shrine Breakfast begins Grand Parade - Main Street Nez Perce Friendship Feast Encampment Pavilion Slack - Arena Traditional Indian Dance Contest Encampment Pavilion PRCA Rodeo - Harley Tucker Memorial Arena All Teen Dance - Joseph Community Center Music and Dancing at Thunder Room Cowboy Breakfast - Rodeo Grounds All Night Long

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DIRECTORS DUTIES 2016 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Inc. Officers Back row, left to right: Shelley Marshall, Diane Witherrite, Doris Noland. Front row, left to right: Steve Rogers, Rusty Eschler, Terry Jones, Harley Tucker, Jeffrey Wecks, John Hillock, Mike Warner, Terry McArtor.

All of Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Directors are volunteers who spend hundreds of hours in preparation of the festivities.

Director #1 - STEVE ROGERS

Director #5 - DIANE WITHERRITE

Director #9 - SHELLEY MARSHALL

Director #2 - TERRY JONES

Director #6 - RUSTY ESCHLER

Director # 10 - HARLEY TUCKER

Secretary Term 2015 - 2018 1. Queen's Luncheon 2. Parades 3. County Scholarships 4. Cowboy Church Service 5. Thunder Room/Alcohol

Term 2012 - 2015 1. Rodeo Room 2. Stagecoach 3. Ranch Rodeo 4. Rodeo Vendors 5. Whisky Sponsors 6. Beer Gardens/Alcohol

Director #7 - JOHN HILLOCK

Director #11 - MIKE WARNER

Rodeo Co-Chairman Term 2014 - 2017 1. Security 2. EMTs & Ambulance 3. Veterinarians 4. Wild Cow Milking 5. Sanitary 6. Work Party

Rodeo C0-Chairman Term 2015- 2018 1. Arena 2. Contract Acts 3. Rodeo Sponsors 4. Grand Entry 5. Tuckerettes 6. Ranch Saddle Bronc

Director #3 - TERRY MCARTOR Term 2015 - 2018 1. National Sponsors 2. Marketing 3. Announcing 4. Long Term Planning 5. Boar's Nest 6. Past Courts 7. Little Backaroo Rodeo

Treasurer Term 2016 - 2019 1. Treasurer/Office 2. Court Related 4. Advertising 5. Souvenir Booth 6. Tickets-co with Jeffrey Wecks

Term 2014- 2017 1. Programs 2. Indians 3. Teen Dance 4. Sponsor Flags 5. Sound/Scoreboard Setup 6. Utilities

Director #4 - JEFFREY WECKS

Term 2013 - 2016 1. Bucking Horse Stampede 2. Award/Insurance 3. Camping 4. All Parking 5. Public Relations 6. Tickets-co with Diane Witherrite 7. Non Profit Concessions

Term 2013 - 2016 1. Hospitality Room & Sponsors 2. Rental Tables/Chairs 3. Posters 4. Tuesday Night Dinner

Term 2014- 2017 1. Water 2. Groomer 3. Grounds 4. Animal Welfare 5. Hay /Livestock 6. Cowboy Breakfast 7. Grand Marshall

Director #8 - DORIS NOLAND

President Term 2013 - 2016 1. Beer Gardens/Alcohol 2. Coronation 3. TETWP (Tough Enough To Wear Pink) 4. Conduct Meetings 5. Family Dance 6. Oversee assingments

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RODEO COMMITTEES CO-RODEO CHAIRMAN...........Steve Rogers/Terry Jones THUNDER ROOM..........................Jake Thompson/Randy Eschler ARENA DIRECTOR.......................Terry Jones AWARDS............................................John Bailey BEER CONCESSIONS................Doris Noland, Rusty Eschler ......................................................................and Harley Tucker CHUTE GATES................................Harold Hartley CJD RODEO OFFICE.................Debbie Short CONTRACT ACTS........................Terry Jones CORONATION DINNER................Sara Tippet/Darcy Witherrite COWBOY BREAKFAST..............Doris Noland/Mike Warner EMT CHAIRMAN...........................Steve Rogers EVENTS SPONSORS...................Terry McArtor GRAND ENTRY..............................Janie McArtor GRAND PARADE...........................Deb Scudder GROUNDS........................................CJD RODEO COMMITTEE HISTORIAN.......................................Darlene Turner HOSPITALITY ROOM.................Shelley Marshall INDIANS.............................................John Hillock JUNIOR PARADE...........................Diane Witherrite MARKETING....................................Terry McArtor

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Meet the 2016 Chief Joseph Days

BOARD OF DIRECTORS DIRECTOR # 1 ~ STEVE ROGERS ~ Steve grew up in La Grande and came to Wallowa County in 1995 to serve as a deputy sheriff. He said he was drafted right away to volunteer at the rodeo and was asked to oversee the downtown street vendors. When his sheriff, Fred Steen, was the rodeo chairman, Rogers became a director. Rogers has taken his turn as chairman, as well. In 2012, Rogers was elected sheriff and is running unopposed in the upcoming general election. During Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Rogers works with the veterinarians, medical staff and security.

DIRECTOR #2 ~ TERRY JONES ~ Terry has lived most of his life in Lostine. He attended Eastern Oregon University after graduating from Wallowa High School. After college he joined the family business, Jones Excavating, with his father, Larry. His daughter Teah was on the Chief Joseph Days Court in 1991; Terry been an active rodeo committee member ever since, and a director since 2008. Each winter Jones handles the contracts for the barrel man, bull fighters and specialty act and sets up the corporate sponsorships at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Back home he is in charge of the Harley Tucker Arena during Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. DIRECTOR # 3 ~ TERRY MCARTOR ~ Terry has been with Chief Joseph Days for the past ten years as director of marketing. His main focus is working with sponsors and bringing new ones on board. He has served as rodeo co-chairman and was president for three years. McArtor graduated from Wallowa High School and attended Eastern Oregon University and Blue Mountain Community College. After school he went to work for Oregon Department of Transportation as a highway engineer. Now retired, he and his wife Janie run what he calls a “poor man’s small farm” near Lostine. DIRECTOR # 4 ~ JEFFREY WECKS ~ Jeffrey met his wife, Vixen Radford-Wecks, at one of the Chief Joseph Days sister rodeos, the St. Paul Rodeo. When he and Vixen married he moved from Troutdale to Wallowa County. Together they run a horse ranch outside of Joseph. Wecks works as an electrician for Enterprise Electric and is the volunteer fire chief for Joseph and Wallowa Lake. In 2012 Wecks became a Chief Joseph Days director and is in charge of ticket sales for the rodeo. Last summer he said he got a taste of the rodeo circuit lifestyle “chasing” his step-daughter, Destiny Barney, around the state when she was the 2015 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon. DIRECTOR # 5 ~ DIANE WITHERRITE ~ Diane who grew up in Joseph is the fourth generation of a family with deep ties to Wallowa County and to Chief Joseph Days. Having grown up in rodeo with her parents, Diane was Queen of Chief Joseph Days in 1983. Her mother Nancy was on the Court in 1962, CJD Treasure for 14 years and is still involved to this day. Her father Keith was a Rodeo Director for 27 years before he passed away in 2008. Diane has served as the CJD Junior Parade Chairmen since 1984 and after many years of involvement with Chief Joseph Days, she stepped up to the Board of Directors in 2012. Diane serves as the Business Development Officer for Community Bank, is married to Mike Witherrite, has two grown children Dusty and Darcy and most recently became a DiMa.

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DIRECTOR # 6 ~ RUSTY ESCHLER ~ Rusty moved to Wallowa County from Springfield after the family had visited Joseph on vacation for many years. He graduated from Joseph High School in 1979, attended Mt. Hood Community College and worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Columbia Gorge. He moved back to Wallowa County in 1999, but his involvement with the rodeo started in 1995 when his mother was the rodeo committee’s secretary. Today, Eschler serves that role. Eschler duties include overseeing the Thunder Room, the Queen’s Lunch, the parade and the Sunday service. He said during Chief Joseph Days his son Randall, daughter Robin and wife Rene’ all volunteer during the rodeo events. DIRECTOR # 7 ~ JOHN HILLOCK ~ John moved to Wallowa County with his family when he was 15 because his father wanted to live in the mountains. After attending Lane Community College he joined his father in business at Enterprise Electric. He started helping out at the rodeo with maintenance and electrical work in 1976 and has been a director at least 15 years. His daughter Celeste served on the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court. This summer Hillock oversaw the construction of a new dance arbor for the Nez Perce where the powwow and friendship feast are held. Hillock serves on the Wallowa Memorial Hospital Foundation board and was a founding board member of the Enterprise Education Foundation. “Our family does what we can to help the community,” Hillock said. DIRECTOR # 8 ~ DORIS NOLAND ~ Hello everyone. I am honored to be the President for the 71st annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. I've been involved with the rodeo for almost 20 years . My husband Scott has been a great support system for me through it all. We have three beautiful, accomplished daughters who all earned the honor of wearing the Queens crown for our rodeo. They have blessed us with seven amazing grandkids . I keep myself busy with the rodeo, enjoying our family and their activities ,riding my beautiful horse Mia, and working part time at Double Arrow Veterinary clinic . I believe life is a gift and you should enjoy each and every day you are given. DIRECTOR # 9 ~ SHELLEY MARSHALL ~ Shelly moved to Wallowa County in 1976. Two years later she married Tim Marshall. Tim and Shelly have two daughters, Abby and Heather who kept the family busy with school activities, horse 4-H, FFA, and Chief Joseph Days. Both girls served on the rodeo court and are still involved in the rodeo each summer. For nine years Marshall helped organize the court coronation dinner, but in recent years she and Tim are best known for their smoky meats and homemade rolls served in the Hospitality Room. A director since 1998, Marshall said she is finishing up her term this year. DIRECTOR # 10 ~ HARLEY TUCKER ~ As a grandson of the rodeo’s founder, Harley grew up at the rodeo grounds. He said his first job was picking up beer cups and rocks underneath the grandstands When he was 6 he handed out the Harley Tucker Rodeo Series Award and by the time he was 12 he was opening gates and taking flanks off horses in the bucking chutes. He catered the coronation dinner for many years with his father and sister. Today he is in charge of the beer gardens. At the Chief Joseph Days Ranch Rodeo he can be found pouring drinks and flipping burgers in the Thunder Room. Tucker is the branch manager for Hodgen Distributing in La Grande covering Baker, Wallowa and Union counties. DIRECTOR # 11 ~ MIKE WARNER ~ Mike and his family moved to the Wallowa valley in 1993 as the postmaster of the Joseph post office. In 1994 he volunteered to help with Chief Joseph Days. Since then he has been a committee chair, or director ever since. He served as chamber president in 1997, and 1998. His boys grew up working at the rodeo grounds during the Summer, and his wife Kathy volunteers also.

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2016 C hief Joseph Days Rodeo

Grand Marshal C hief Joseph Days is honored to introduce

Char Williams

as the Grand Marshal for the 71st CJD Celebration.

She said that kept her busy for more than 20 years. At the same time she taught school in Imnaha and Joseph.

For Char Williams, Wallowa County is about people, school, community, scenery and Chief Joseph Days. She said, “My roots run deep here.

Now retired, she said she has lots of time for herself, so she is on horseback every change she gets.

Although I was born and raised in Baker, my summers were spent at Wallowa Lake in a cabin bought by my grandfather in 1918.”

She said she spends a week on the Pendleton Roundup wagon train in the Blue Mountains, rides the moraines and the Divide with friends or by herself out her back door.

She said back then, the lake community was more isolated from the rest of the county and her family spent their time swimming fishing and boating, but they never missed Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. “I so remember seeing Walter Brennan in the parade!”

Char Williams

After earning her degree in elementary education at Oregon State she married Dan Williams, a Lake Oswego contractor and cement mason. She said, “In 1980 Danny, having vacationed here, decided he wanted to raise his kids ‘where the air and water were still clean,’ so we moved to Joseph. Kurt, then six, and twins Scott and Amy, four, happily adjusted to life on Creighton Lane on our 10 acres.” Horses were always important. In high school Char was the Old Oregon Trail queen in Baker City and raced barrels. That tradition continued when she and Danny moved to Joseph. “Danny and I both were active team ropers so we joined the roping club. We built an indoor arena, boarded horses and team roped indoors in the winter,” Char said. As soon as the kids were old enough for 4-H they joined the Nez Perce Riders Club. Many of the club members kept their horses in their barn and she gave English and Western riding lessons, was a 4-H leader, rode colts and often took kids to the mountains just to ride. “Many of my girls became Chief Joseph Days princesses and queens, Pendleton Roundup court members and one even became Miss Rodeo Oregon – competing in Las Vegas for a national title,” Char said.

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Horses weren’t the only constant in the Williams family. Char said all of them volunteered.

“Danny enjoyed nothing more than helping the kids with their unruly horses or teaching them to rope. He taught many adults how to team rope as well.” She said he helped at the rodeo grounds, getting things ready for Chief Joseph Days each year. He was rodeo ticket chairman for 17 years and her son, Scott, took over for several years after that. The whole family got involved with the rodeo – cleaning the grounds, working in the food booths, preparing food in the hospitality room and her daughter, Amy, was a Tuckerette. Char spent several years as the Joseph Chamber’s secretary, sharing that responsibility with Sharon Tyler. Now she said she loves helping with the Joseph Ranch Rodeo. Kurt, Scott and Amy have participated in the Junior Parade every Chief Joseph Days Rodeo since they were little and now they bring their kids as well. They raised hogs for 4-H and FFA and Amy participated in every Joseph Junior Rodeo. Char said, “Because we have loved living here, we have tried to give back in any way we could. I wish Danny were here! He would have made a great grand marshal, so I like to think this honor is not just about me, but really a whole family thing.”

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Chief Joseph Days

past grand marshals 1959 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Jay Dobbin Ike Whitely Mark Hatfield Lew Minor Mark Marks Glenn Vernam Oscar Maxwell Keith Wilson AJ Oliver Walter Brennan Ben Weathers A.L. Duckett Charlie Tippett Bill DeGrofft Wick Prout Alva Keeler Bill Hayes Richard Halfmoon George Dawson Dr. Robert Blackburn

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Cub Bagley Carlyle Roundy Floyd Kennedy John Burnside Gene Marr Frank McCully Herb Owens Dallas Williamson Paul Hatch Una & Alfred Makin Gilbert Marlin Verne Russell Mike McFetridge Icel Edgememan Miller Bud & Ruby Zollman Dave & Darlene Turner Bill Williams Ted Grote Kirk & Mary Hays Erma Tippett

2000 Eleanor Hatch 2001 Fermore & Pricilla Craig 2002 Keith & Nancy Waters 2003 John & Ida Hillock 2004 Lee & Carol Lee Perkins 2005 Jim Probert 2006 Horace & Andrea Axtell 2007 Lowell Lewis 2008 Terry and Judi Holbrook 2009 Larry & Shirley Snook 2010 Bob & Cherryl Zacharias 2011 Ron & Debbie Kellermann 2012 Helen & George Gabriel 2013 Jerry Winegar 2014 James Yost 2015 Judy Bothum

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JODY CARPER

Jody Carper is a rodeo announcer with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Originally from a small town in West Texas, Jody grew through the rodeo ranks competing in tie down roping, team roping, and steer wrestling. He became a professional tie down roper in the PRCA in 1998 and has competed in numerous rodeos across the country.

Jody was a PRCA California Circuit Finalist in 2003. While competing in the rodeo arena, Jody also began working part-time as an announcer in 1991. Though he loved to rope, he found a whole new fulfillment through announcing. In 2005 he decided to focus all of his rodeo efforts toward his announcing career. That year Jody received his PRCA announcer’s card and began on working to fill his schedule with rodeos, bull riding and roping. Drawing on his past experiences as a contestant allows him to give fans a unique and entertaining behind-the-scenes view of the sport of rodeo. For more information about Jody visit him online at www.jodycarper.com, Jody Carper Rodeo Announcer, on Facebook, and JKCAnnouncer on Twitter

BEN BENDELE

Rough Stock Rodeo Sound Production In the mid to late 80’s, BEN BENDELE got caught up in the wonderful world of computers and early on realized the new and exciting innovations it was bringing to music and sound.

BEN BENDELE

Retiring as a Lieutenant from the San Antonio Fire Department after 29 years service, Ben teamed up with his son, PRCA rodeo announcer and master sound technician, Benje Bendele and was able to devote himself full time to exploring the technical advancements and innovations offered by the latest in computerized sound technology.

Roughstock Rodeo Sound Production has the best Rodeo Sound and Music in the rodeo business. Their company specializes in computer generated sound and music with special effects at the touch of a button. Additionally, they have the equipment to fill any arena with concert quality sound. Sound production is only one integral part of an all around rodeo performance. Ben works closely with the committees, announcers, clowns and stock contractors to ensure fans an ultimate rodeo experience. RoughStock Rodeo Sound Company is ready to work with you to give you a performance second to none. In 2016, Ben celebrates his 18th year as a professional rodeo sound director. He looks forward to each and every stop throughout another record breaking year in his association with the PRCA rodeo industry.

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Bullfighters & Rodeo Clown

NATHAN HARP

NATHAN HARP

Even though Nathan wasn’t brought up in a rodeo family, he has always had a love and passion for the sport of rodeo since he can remember. His job in the arena provides one major function, and that is cowboy protection. It is his job to keep the bull rider out of harm’s way in the rodeo arena and put his life on the line for a fallen cowboy. Nathan Harp’s hometown is Tuttle, Oklahoma but he moved to Stillwater, OK, at age twenty-one and recently graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agri-Business . After high school he put all of his effort into his career and before long found success in the freestyle bullfights In 2011 he won the Rex Dunn World Championship Freestyle Bullfights. The Stillwater, Oklahoma resident got his PBR bullfighting card in 2012, but he has been fighting bulls since he was 16.

CHUCK SWISHER is from Dover, Oklahoma, has been fighting bulls for eight years.

Chuck's accomplishements in the rodeo world include... •

2011 Reserve World Champion Freestyle Bullfighter Ada Bullfights

2011 National Finals Rodeo Bucking Stock Sale Champion Bullfighter

2012 NTSF Miller Lite Bull Blow Out Protection Bullfight Champion

2012 NTSF Miller Lite Bull Blow Out Protection Bullfight MVP

First Annual Fight For Life Lori Webster Freestyle Bullfight Champion

2013 Dusty Tuckness Invitational Freestyle Bullfight Champion

2013 Prairie Circuit Finals Bullfighter

CHUCK SWISHER

Come to the Autograph Signing table after each rodeo performance! You won’t want to miss getting an autograph from the Royalty, Tuckerettes, Cowboys, Bullfighters, Clown, Specialty Act, and more! VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.CHIEFJOSEPHDAYS.COM

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JOHN HARRISON

Specialty Act Rodeo Clown - Bullfighter

Sponsored by Quail Run Ranch & Roberts Land & Cattle John Harrison is a noted rodeo clown and barrelman. He comes by his profession honestly. His late grandfather was rodeo legend, Freckles Brown. (Freckles rode the "unrideable" bull Tornado, the subject of Western Music songs, and was a World Champion Bull Rider)

JOHN HARRISON

John was around rodeo and rodeo people his whole life. John became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider, and trick roper. He later diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card.

John has worked rodeos from coast to coast and has made 5 appearances at the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV, three times as a specialty act performer and twice as a barrelman. 2012, 2014, 2015 John picked up the coveted award of Comedy Act of the Year. In 2014 he brought home the gold buckle that represents his achievement of Coors Man in the Can. He feels blessed to be doing what he loves and with those he loves at his side. John married in 2006. He and his wife Carla have had four children; daughters Addison & Billie (now an angel in heaven), Charlee, and son, Cazwell. You won't often catch John with out his family. Rodeos seem more fun with them at his side.

GROWNEY BROS. RODEO CO. Stock Contractors Growney Bros. is headquartered in Red Bluff, California, and spends most of the year producing rodeos all over the West. Over the years, bucking bulls have made the Growney name a force in the rodeo business. Growney gives that credit to his partner, Don Kish, who started raising bulls over 20 years ago. John states that the dedication of the committees, the sponsors, the communities, and the rodeo fans are the reason they are successful today. The crowd’s enthusiasm creates an atmosphere that welcomes them back year after year.

JOHN GROWNEY

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Don't miss our special feature story on Growney Bros. Rodeo Company "25 Years at Chief Joseph Days Rodeo" on page 35, 36 & 37.

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2016 C hief Joseph Days

rodeo sponsors ARENA EQUIPMENT...................................................................................................Wallowa County Grain Growers GRAND CJD PARADE.................................................................................................Swire Coca Cola INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER............................................................................EONI JUNIOR PARADE...........................................................................................................Swire Coca Cola, Mr. Timber, Inc., R&R Drive-In LITTLE BUCKAROO RODEO..................................................................................Sports Corral & Chief Joseph Days Rodeo MINI BULLS......................................................................................................................Deb’s Apparel/Kellermann Logging, Tai Rogers & Debbie Surface MUTTON BUSTING......................................................................................................Pacific Power & The Sports Corral SUPPORT EQUIPMENT.............................................................................................Enterprise Electric & Rental TICKETS.............................................................................................................................Wildhorse Resort & Casino TETWP...............................................................................................................................George, Beth, Chinook, & Nez Perce Morris TETWP FLAG..................................................................................................................John & Gail Hillock VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD..................................................................John & Gail Hillock WATER SPONSORS.....................................................................................................Wildhorse Resort & Casino, Community Bank The Dollar Stretcher, Main Street Motors, 1917 Lumber Co. JIM PROBERT MEMORIAL WILD COW MILKING.......................................Ed Staub & Sons JIM PROBERT MEMORIAL WILD COW MILKING BUCKLE....................Probert Family Trust

All-Around Award Sponsors ALL-AROUND BUCKLE........................................................................................................................... G&H Inc. ALL AROUND NAVAJO RUG ($998.00 VALUE) ........................................................................ Winn Family

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MEET THE 2016 CHIEF JOSEPH DAYS

Queen L auren Makin

Queen & Court

Hello rodeo fans! I am Lauren Makin, 17 years old and a senior at Joseph Charter School. I am the daughter of Bryan and Kitrina Makin and live in Wallowa. I have two older sisters, Courtnie and Taylor. Today I’m riding my four year old AQHA gelding named Jokers Mercedes. In addition to riding horses, my hobbies include basketball, volleyball, FCCLA, 4-H, and FFA where I show both a steer and beef breeding project. I’ve also served on the 2013 Wallowa County 4-H Court and as Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (EOLS) Princess in 2015. I’ve held numerous class and club officer positions thought her high school career, while also being on the honor roll. I have also received 4-H county medals in horse and livestock, 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award, and 2015 offensive basketball player and a varsity scholar. After graduation, I will be attending LLC for a career as a dental hygienist. I have wanted to become a member of the Chief Joseph Days Royalty Court, because I really enjoy promoting Wallowa County and the sport of Rodeo. I mean, “who wouldn’t love to dress up, meet people, learn new skills, see the sites and have the honor of representing the most amazing community”. So please enjoy Chief Joseph Days and “Feel the Thunder”!

~Lauren Makin Photos by Charity Ketscher Photography

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Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner Hello rodeo fans, welcome to the 71st Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo and beautiful Wallowa County! I am Sarah Aschenbrenner, one of your Princesses of the 71st annual Chief Joseph Days. This fall, I will be a senior at Enterprise High School. I live with my parents Chad and Cindi and younger brother Coy on our little farm where we have horses, dogs, pigs, cows, and the occasional mouse that I leave grain out for in the hay barn. My passions consist of pleasure riding my main girl Kat, hunting with my dad, volleyball, basketball, and my FFA entrepreneurship horse breeding project. My first 4H ride in this very arena, I was all decked out wearing my yellow leggings and red sparkly boots. Little did I know that this would one day become our signature color for our official Court outfits! That first riding experience was when I knew that one day I would become one of “those” Court girls. But first, I would need to find a suitable partner and then break the news to my parents! Luckily, a willing partner was soon on my horizon. My favorite partner in crime since I was in the 4th grade is Kat, my 20 year old quarter horse mare. I knew there was something special about her and one of our greatest achievement came at our county fair last year where after 6 years of 4H, Kat and I received a 3 Step Dad Potter award. This prestigious award is about demonstrating precision horsemanship. This was definitely a test in persistence and patience when you personally train your beloved, yet sometimes naughty, ranch/trail horse into a detail oriented show horse. Once that goal was achieved, my focus quickly shifted to Chief Joseph Days and our need for SPEED! Rodeo was just the thing to fulfill our needs! I love the sport of Rodeo and how it embraces my love of fine detail work, strong work ethics, reaching big goals, and appreciation for incredible talent, all necessary to make a contestant a household name. It might also be the fact

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that rodeo comes with many attractive ropers! I am so honored to be an ambassador of Chief Joseph Days, representing our county that has embraced our adventure, all the while getting to experience it with two of my friends, Lauren and Taylor. Thank you to our Directors for the awesome opportunity and THANK YOU for coming to the 71st annual Chief Joseph Days! Now, let’s get this rodeo started and FEEL THE THUNDER!

~Sarah Aschenbrenner

Princess Taylor Grote Welcome to Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Fans! I’m Taylor Grote, I am 16 years old and an upcoming senior at Joseph Charter School. I live in Joseph with my parents Dennis and Julie Grote and my brother, TJ. I am honored to say that my Grandparent was Chief Joseph Days Grand Marshals in 1997. I started really riding horses when I was 8 years old. I was a member of Pony Club and then expanded my knowledge of horses by joining 4-H. I’m an active member of the Nez Perce Riders horse club; where I have received the

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Champion award in 4-H presentation for three years, qualified for State 4-H Horse fair for three years in five or more events and was awarded Intermediate All Around Horse award in 2014. Last summer I earned the prestigious 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award. My new four legged partner this summer is a quarter horse gelding named Okie. I have many different interests, besides enjoying my horses; I play varsity volleyball and softball and I’m an active member of the Joseph FFA where I show swine, and a member of FCCLA. I love the outdoors and enjoy activities like snowmobiling with my family. I also love drawing and reading. I was elected to serve as class secretary during my freshman and sophomore year, I am also a member of the National Honor Society. After high school, I plan to attend Portland State and strive to earn a degree in physical therapy. The dream of almost every little girl that loves horses and is raised in beautiful Wallowa County is to be on the Chief Joseph Days Court so my dream has come true! I am so happy to be representing not only Chief Joseph Days but my Community with Sarah and Lauren. We hope you “Feel the Thunder”.

~Taylor Grote

Joseph, Oregon

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Queen & Court

Queen Lauren Makin

Princess Taylor Grote


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Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Welcomes GROWNEY BROS. RODEO CO.

for their 25th Appearance in Joseph by Katy Nesbitt for Chief Joseph Days Rodeo As the Independence Day weekend neared, stock contractor John Growney was at the St. Paul Rodeo outside of Salem. By the following weekend he would be taking his midsummer vacation in Wallowa County prior to the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. The outdoor rodeo season starts in April and by the time he gets to Wallowa County he said it’s about half over. “Between my two favorite rodeos I have a 2 1/2 week break – the whole month of July is full of great friends.” So far, the season has been a good one. “We’ve had excellent great crowds,” Growney said. When I said I told him I was writing a story celebrating 25 years of Growney Brothers stock at the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo he said, “I didn’t

know I was that old!” The consummate charmer, Growney said he got the contract in a swap. The previous Chief Joseph Days rodeo contractor, Steve Gilbert, was out of Spanish Forks, Utah, hometown of rodeo cowboy Louis Fields. Growney Brothers, based in Red Bluff., Cali, had the contract for the Spanish Forks Rodeo. “Spanish Forks was plumb out of our way so we got together with Louis. We all liked the idea of the contractors switching rodeos, we just had to sell it to the two rodeo committees,” Growney said. And so they did. Today Chief Joseph Days and the St. Paul rodeo, where he’s been providing stock for 35 years, are his favorite rodeos he said because of the friends he’s made. Next June he said he will attend a wedding of two young people he watched grow up in the two communities.

“It’s so great this world is so small. That’s what life’s all about – it’s the friends you make along the way,” Growney said.

on the lake.

He said the years he’s spent at the same rodeos year after year have made him so well known people call him by name.

“It was so peaceful. We went fishing on the lake and the trout were fresh as the water was cooling down,” Growney said.

“ I’ll be at the stores and everybody will know that I’m John,” Growney said. “I love that.”

As he became reminiscent he told me about his scrapbook – a collection of decades of life on the road and behind the dusty bucking chutes of Western rodeos.

While he’s recuperating from the pace of the rodeo life on the Lostine River Ranch, his horses get to graze the grasses of the Lostine River valley in the cool Wallowa Mountains. “It’s two and a half weeks of heaven,” Growney said. “I just talked to the caretaker and he said there are at least 20 cow elk calving right now.” He said he took his dad to the ranch a year before he died. They saw elk gathering in the meadow and the geese

JOHN GROWNEY

“Three or four years ago I took the newspaper clippings piled in a drawer and put them in a scrapbook – it’s now about eight or ten inches thick. When you look at a picture like that you know exactly where you were,” Growney said. For more information on Growney Bros. Rodeo Co. visit their website at growneybrothersrodeo.net

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Thank You GROWNEY BROS. RODEO CO.

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for 25 Years of World Class Rough Stock

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PAST CHAMPIONS All Around Champion

1946 Results Not Available 1947 Larry Daniels 1948 Eddy Akridge 1949 Eddy Akridge 1950 Ross Dollarhide 1951 Ross Dollarhide 1952 Ross Dollarhide 1953 Larry Daniels 1954 Cotton Rosser 1955-56 Results Not Available 1957 Daryl Hobdey 1958 Bill Linderman 1959 Jack Carson 1960 Bob Swaim 1961 None Selected 1962-64 Results Not Available 1965 Jim Steen 1966-67 Results Not Available 1968 Woody Bell 1969 Brad Bolta 1970 Results Not Available 1971 Frankie Santos 1972 Clyde Longfellow 1973 Ken Fazier 1974 Jim Steen 1975 Joe Bronkhorst 1976 Butch Knowles 1977 Buz Peth 1978 Dick Kelly 1979 Joe Bronchorst 1980 Dee Pickett 1981 Bill Nelson 1982 Dee Pickett 1983 Sam Kayser 1984 Ron Currin Jr. 1985 Sam Kayser 1986 Mike Fuller 1987 Shane Crossley 1988 Mike Beers 1989 Mike Beers 1990 Mike Beers 1991 Tony Currin 1992 Mike Beers 1993 John Alps 1994 Results Not Available 1995 Mike Beers 1996 David Motes 1997 Jason Eiguren 1998 Brad Culpepper 1999 Jason Stewart 2000 Tony Currin 2001 Ross Coleman 2002 Cash Myers 2003 Shane Erickson 2004 Kyle Lockett 2005 Rob Black 2006 Brian Hill 2007 Sam Willis 2008 BJ Campbell 2009 Jason Stewart 2010 Trevor Knowles 2011 Russell Cardoza 2012 Shane Erickson 2013 Shane Erickson 2014 Roger Nonella 2015 Joe Bartlett

Bareback Champions 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955

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Sunny Robinson Ike Thompson Eddy Akridge Eddy Akridge Eddy Akridge Bill Harvey Bob Swaim Jack Carson Don Boag Bill Boag

1956 Buddy Peak 1957 Allen Houston 1958 Buck Boyce 1959 Daryl Hobdey 1960 Bob Swaim 1961 Sammy Flynn 1962 Sonny Tureman 1963 Jim Roeser 1964 Jim Lightfoot 1965 Bob Swaim 1966-67 Results Not Available 1968 Daryl Brown 1969 Gaylord Moran 1970 Buzz Seely 1971 Buzz Seely 1972 Buzz Seely 1973 Buzz Seely 1974 Royce Smith 1975 Benny Ruda 1976 Joe Ruda 1977 Russell McCall 1978 Mike Jones, Russell McCall 1979 Ron Parrish 1980 Russell McCall 1981 Steve Coleman 1982 Benny Ruda 1983 Joe Ruda, Shane Law 1984 Tony Stevenson 1985 Paul Reinke 1986 Tony Stevenson 1987 Jed McKinley 1988 Rocky Steagall 1989 Dave Sherod 1990 Rocky Steagall 1991 Tony Hecksher 1992 Matt Weishoff, Richie Hamilton 1993 Lee Rice 1994 Clint Corey 1995 Jason Jackson, Clay Kirkham 1996 Jason Jackson 1997 Shane Call 1998 Clint Corey 1999 Scott Drennan 2000 Cody Jesse 2001 Jason Havens 2002 Bobby Mote 2003 Cody Jesse 2004 Ryan Gray 2005 Bobby Mote 2006 Jason Havens 2007 Mitch Rickman 2008 Bobby Mote 2009 R.C. Landingham 2010 Jason Havens, Will Lowe 2011 Ryan Gray 2012 Steven Dent 2013 George Gillespie IV 2014 George Gillespie IV 2015 Grant Denny

Tie Down Roping Champions 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962

David Wolf Pud Adair Red Whatley Red Whatley Ross Dollarhide Pat Smith Les Kamm Pud Adiar Cotton Rosser Clark Maddox Hugh Posey Daryl Hobdey Wayne McMeans Stewart Guthrie Neil Beamer Dr. Art Fulerson Clark Maddox

1963 Les Kamm 1964 Tom Bergevin 1965 Jerry Anderson 1966-67 Results Not Available 1968 Bob Johnson 1969 Brad Bolta, Ben Finley 1970 Tom Bergevin 1971 G.L. Longgood 1972 G.L. Longgood, Bob Johnson, Tooter Waites 1973 Gene Hassler 1974 Jay Greenwood 1975 Sam Kayser 1976 Danny Torricellas 1977 Brent Palmer 1978 Sam Kayser 1979 Joe Talbot 1980 Dee Pickett 1981 Dave Cannon 1982 Phil Urback 1983 Sam Kayser, Kyle Robinson 1984 Ron Currin Jr. 1985 Dale Smith 1986 Dee Pickett 1987 Shane Crossley 1988 Dee Pickett 1989 Mike Beers 1990 Cody Hassler 1991 Nate Kayser 1992 John Sloan 1993 John Alps 1994 Tony Currin 1995 Brad Goodrich 1996 Shane Slack 1997 Jason Eiguren 1998 Jesse Sheffield, Jason Stewart 1999 Jeff Coelho 2000 Cash Meyers 2001 Matt Shiowaza 2002 Blair Burk 2003 Shane Erickson 2004 Shane Erickson 2005 Ty Sturza 2006 Jay Don Greenwood 2007 Shane Slack 2008 Jason Minor 2009 Ryan Fornstrom 2010 Josh Peek 2011 Landon McClaugherty 2012 Shane Erickson 2013 (tie) Bradley Bynum Chase Williams 2014 Blair Burke 2015 Michael Pederson

Saddle Bronc Champions

1946 Jack Davis 1947 Cecil Bedford 1948 Eddy Akridge 1949 Eddy Akridge 1950 Eddy Akridge 1951 Ross Dollarhide 1952 Numa McCoin 1953 Cliff Gunderson 1954 Chuck Sheppard 1955 Paul Templeton 1956 Les Johnson 1957 Cecil Swaggart 1958 Jack Carson, Bud Sharp 1959 Norman Goree 1960 Don Wilson 1961 Jim Roeser 1962 Jim Roeser 1963 Ronnie Raymond 1964 Shirly Bothum 1965 Jim Steen 1966-67 Results Not Available 1968 Ross Loney

1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Dennis Colson Jim Steen Don Farnmer Clyde Longfellow Everett Jones Clyde Longfellow Clyde Longfellow Butch Knowles Bob Koch Butch Knowles Pat Fuller Bill Nelson David Bothum Jim Bothum David Bothum Clyde Longfellow, Con Williams Jim Brown, Glynn Montero Earl Hammond Rocky Steagall Wade Lofthouse Dusty Crary, Rocky Steagall 1990 Wayne Smith, Gary Alger 1991 Darrell Schneider 1992 Darrell Schneider, Jimmy Mitchell 1993 Kenny Black 1994 Results Not Available 1995 Chance Dixon, Toby Adams 1996 Dan Mortenson, Blake Swaggert 1997 Gary Alger 1998 Joe Slagowski 1999 Johnny Hammack 2000 Rance Bray 2001 Craig Latham 2002 JC Selvester 2003 Shawn Morehead 2004 Ira Slagowski 2005 Matt Marvel 2006 Cody Wright, Shawn Morehead 2007 Cody Wright 2008 Roy Johnson 2009 Frank McKay 2010 Scott Miller 2011 Chance Millin 2012 Levi Bunch 2013 Joseph Harper 2014 Ben Londo 2015 Ryan MacKenzie

Steer Wrestling Champions 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970

Results Not Available Larry Fraizer Merrill Hansen Larry Daniels Ross Dollarhide Ross Dollarhide Ike Fernandez Claude Morris Cotton Rosser Bill Sylvester Ted Reed Les Kamm Les Kamm Les Kamm Don Posey Don Posey Chuck John Don Posey Buford Kinnison Les Kamm Results Not Available JP Roan Jack Roddy Mike Ring Don Churchwell, Jim

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PAST CHAMPIONS 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Goforth Frankie Santos G.L. Longgood Bob Marshall Buz Peth Darrel Sewell Carl Mansfield Sam Kayser Dick Kelly Joe Bronkhorst Larry Melroth Buz Peth Pat Nogle Clay West J.P. Roan Jim Powers Mike Fuller Jeff Finley Mike Currin Charlie Pattison Tony Currin Tony Currin Tony Currin Tony Currin Curtis Been Danny Torricellas Curtis Been Brad Gleason Shawn Mikelson Michael Stevens Steve Currin Brad Gleason Tony Currin Sean Mulligan KC Jones Shawn Greenfield Michael Reger Sean Santucci Beau Franzen B.J. Campbell Trevor Knowles Nik Hamm Travis Taruscio Andy Weldon Blake Knowles Travis Carnine

Bull Riding Champions 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955

Results Not Available Larry Daniels Walt Sullins Larry Daniels J.T. Tacker Don Boag Don Boag Larry Daniels Dwight Maddox Dwight Maddox, Jack Carson 1956 Jack Carson 1957 Otto Underwood 1958 Jack Carson 1959 Jack Carson 1960 Otto Underwood 1961 Jack Carson 1962 Bob A. Robinson 1963 Joel Sublett 1964 Jack Carson 1965 Jim Steen 1966-67 Results Not Available 1968 Ed Miller 1969 Milton Leslie 1970 Warren Ryss 1971 Jim Steen 1972 Jim Steen 1973 Larry Condon 1974 A.J. Swaim 1975 Guy Barth 1976 A.J. Swaim 1977 Martin Haptonstall

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Butch Knowles Bill Stanton Del Machau Pat Staves John Davis Monty Van Komen Dave Best Grant Summers Joe Hodges Mark McClure Rocky Steagall Dan Wolfe Johnny Wilson Dusty Arzino Richard Staplman Bryan Barker Barry Angiano Troy Dunn Gene Palmer Ross Coleman Dom Nagler Kagan Sirett Buddy Gulden Ross Coleman Russ Sanders, Haydn Reece Kyle Joslin Ryan Howard Zeb Lanham Zack Bright Corey Maier, Joe Meling Colby Reilly Josh Daries Chad Everett Denton Kasey Love Dylan Vick Joe Meling Derek Kolbaba, Cody Miller Shawn Proctor

Barrel Racing Champions

1961 Barbara Curcio 1962 Results Not Available 1963 Katherine Anderson 1964 Roxy Curtis 1965 Sandy Curcio 1966-68 Results Not Available 1969 Renee Cook 1970 Sandy Curcio 1971 Results Not Available 1972 Patti McCoin 1973 Patti Lievense 1974 Kathy Fletcher 1975 Joyce Bloxham 1976 Jan Harrell 1977 Julie Rugg 1978 Patti McCoin 1979 Julie Doering 1980 Julie Doering 1981 Michelle LaRue 1982 Julie Doering 1983 Shawna Wright 1984 Kelli Fletcher 1985 Joyce Bloxham 1986 Julie Williams 1987 Julie Williams 1988 Maureen Crossley, Norma Kelly, Kelli Fletcher 1989 Joan Eckman 1990 Tina Davies 1991 Dee Dee Schumacher 1992 Kelly Currin 1993 Kelly Currin 1994 Randy Britt 1995 Kim McCrae, Randy Britt 1996 Josey Bronkhorst 1997 Renee Gossett 1998 Jill Johnson 1999 Katie McCoin

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Sherrylynn Adams Maureen Crossley Carol Barr Kelly Kaminski Brittany Pozzi Barbara West Brenda Davis Gilla Lieuallen Linzie Walker Barbara West Brenda Mays Danna Stovner Pamela Capper Tami Semas Tammy Semas Rachel Stoller

Team Roping Champions 1969

Dick Williams, Pete Peterson 1970 Vern Lowman, Everett Lowman 1971 Mike Maiden, Gene Maiden 1972 Bill Ward, Les Kamm 1973 Bob Weaver, Curly Krisher 1974 Steve Wallace, Ken McCrae 1975 Joe Bronkhorst, Pat Fuller 1976 George Desbrisay, Bob Burrel 1977 Gary Hemsted, Jake Stephens 1978 Dick Kelly, Not Available 1979 Tom Flenniken, Tommy Flenniken 1980 Jerold Camarillo, Julio Moreno 1981 Allen Bach, Jack Barnes 1982 Mike Beers, Dee Pickett 1983 Rickey Green, Julio Moreno 1984 Jake Stephens, Dusty Youren 1985 Rusty Wright, Lee Woodbury 1986 Cliff Davis, Joe Barlett 1987 Shane Crossley, Pat Minor 1988 Monty Joe Petska, Paul Petska 1989 Troy Frazier, Wade Jess 1990 Mike Beers, Doyle Gellerman 1991 K.C. Jones, Mark Simmon 1992 Kory Mytty, Shane Schwenke 1993 Denton Payne, Y.D. Yates 1994 Brye Sayer, Kyon Sayer 1995 D. Motes, Mike Beers 1996 Guy Gregg, Dave Inman 1997 Dee Pickett, Brent Lockett 1998 Mike Fuller, Shain Sproul 1999 Kyle Lockett, Jason Stewart 2000 Wade Wheatley, Kyle Lockett 2001 David Motes,Ryan Motes 2002 Richard Eiguren, BJ Campbell 2003 (tie) Ty Bowman, Dave Inman 2003 (tie) Shane Erickson, Will Schmidt 2004 Jared Cox, Trevor McCoin 2005 Bobby Alexander, Shane Crossley 2006 Matt Funk, Bucky Campbell 2007 Brady Minor, Riley Minor 2008 Matt Funk, Bucky

Campbell 2009 Brady Minor, Riley Minor 2010 Luke Brown,Martin Lucero, Brady Minor, Riley Minor 2011 Brady Minor, Riley Minor 2012 Brandon Beers, Cully Stafford 2013 Brandon Beers, Jim Ross Cooper 2014 T.J. MaCauley, Cole Sherwood 2015 Jake Barnes Jr. Nogueira

Steer Roping Champions

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Joe Talbot George Ganoung Joe Talbott Paul Rice, Jr. Joe Talbott Joe Talbott Danny Zuniga Tod Casebolt Mike Beers Berk Davis Jason Evans Randy Warnock Guy Allen Jim Ward Cash Myers Tom Sorey Jack Purchase Dave Inman Joe Bartlett Joe Bartlett Joe Bartlett Jason Stewart Howdy McGinn Landon McClaugherty Buck Weinrich Trey Wallace Joe Bartlett J. Tom Fisher

Ranch Saddle Bronc 2012 2013 2014 2015

George Kohlhepp J.D. Brock Hunter Blazer Konnyr Marek

Wild Cow Milking

1981 Jim Probert 1982-83 Results Not Available 1984 Jim Probert 1985 Jim Probert 1987 Ted Freels, Chuck Anderson 1988 John Van Belle 1990 Results Not Available 1992 Dave Yost, John Clymo 1993 Dave Yost 1994 Dan Probert, Dan Warnock 1997 Dan Probert, Dan Warnock 1998 Justin Nedrow, Ted Freels 1999 Brent Black, J.D. Nobles 2000 Dick Rosenburg, Ted Freels 2001 Dave Yost, Matt McDowell 2003 Dave Yost, Clint Steen 2004 Cody Barrymore, Steven Skillings 2005 Ted Freels, J.D. Nobles

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a madly-rushing river, flooding its own banks and destroying all things that had been. In 1855, Young Joseph’s father, the man known to white men as Old Joseph, entered into a treaty with Isaac Stevens, governor of Washington. Old Joseph and a number of other chiefs gave to the white man some of the land they had always called their own; but they made sure that the Wallowa Valley was left to them. It would never be given away or sold to The Hairy Man From the East.

“The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.” ~ Chief Joseph He is commemorated in dozens of ways. His likeness is everywhere, it seems, and his name is ubiquitous. A town is named after him, as is a hotel, a rodeo and a mountain. Thousands of faces and names have faded into the past, but his endures, and will continue to endure as long as Americans care to remember the sufferings of Indians. His Nez Perce name was Hinmuttoo-yah-lat-kekeht, which, when translated into English, meant “Thunder Rolling In the Mountains.” He was born in 1840, probably in the Wallowa Valley. He grew up to become a chief. In his manhood, he came to be known (to white men, at least) as Young Joseph. White men had been coming to the Valley of the Winding Waters since about 1834. These first ones were explorers, trappers, missionaries. They represented only a trickle; but the trickle grew, became a stream; and in the end, the stream grew into

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The treaty of 1855, the first ever signed by White men and Nez Perce, was quickly broken. Annuities promised by the government either arrived late or never arrived at all. The Nez Perce were justifiably upset.

Young Joseph was not a war chief. He was a statesman and an orator, and according to record, he counseled his people to keep peace with the newly arrived settlers. His wisdom held for five years, from 1871 to 1876. But in the summer of ‘76, the dark clouds rumbled and first blood was spilled. The first episode involved a pair of white settlers and a Nez Perce brave named Wil-lot-yah. The settlers, Finley and McNall by name, came upon a Nez Perce camp and searched it, believing they might find some horses that had been stolen. A scuffle ensued and Finley shot Wil-lot-yah.

Joseph and his band sought justice, found none. The two men were tried for the killing and acquitted. Animosities on both sides grew; more incidents occurred, and finally the government took a hand. A In 1863, the government decided to commission set up to study the negotiate yet another treaty. Old problems in the Wallowa Valley Joseph attended the negotiations, recommended that the region be but when he discovered the white cleared of Nez Perce, by force, if men wanted possession of his valley, necessary. he refused to sign. Others, however, Young Joseph undoubtedly saw did sign, and the government laid claim to the sacred land. The treaty there was no holding back the caused a split among the Nez Perce. flood. In May, 1877 he did what he vowed he would never do; he led And on all horizons, war clouds, his people away from the Wallowa, black and angry, were gathering. toward Idaho, and the Lapwai Young Joseph grew up in the cold Reservation, which was to be their shadows of those clouds, and when new home. his father died, leadership became But the young men were bitter. his burden. He had been taught Along the way, three of them broke that to honor the treaty of 1863 off from the band and in rage killed would be to dishonor the memory four white settlers. The storm that of his father; he vowed to keep the had been brewing for so many years Wallowa for his own people. broke. The first white settlers appeared in Joseph knew the white man would the Valley of the Winding Waters seek retribution, and so determined in 1871. They had been living in to lead his band to Canada. He the Grande Ronde Valley and took over 800 of his people in that were in search of more and better rangeland. They looked things over, direction, pursued by General O.O. Howard, the famed one-armed left, and returned with others. Homesteads began to dot the land; Indian fighter. tensions between the two races Howard ran the Nez Perce into grew. The clouds were getting the ground, finally, up in Montana. darker all the time.

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Joseph surrendered his band at a place called Bear Paw Mountain some 50 miles from the Canadian border, in October, 1877. The Nez Perce were put on reservations in Oklahoma, Idaho, and Washington. Joseph died at Colville Reservation in Washington in 1904. And today, he is well-remembered. His picture hangs in the bank, the post office, the general store, the restaurant and the barbershop. He’s the man who said: “The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.” CHIEF JOSEPH AND FAMILY, c. 1880

Description by museum: This photograph is historically significant and has great human interest as well. It may be the only extant copy in existence of F. M. Sargent's cabinet card of Nez Perce Chief Joseph and his family in Leavenworth where they were exiled from 1877 to 1885.

He’s the man who said: “Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose. Let me be free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.”

New Construction of Nez Perce Encampment Facility by Katy Nesbitt for Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

Revelers attending the Nez Perce celebrations during the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo will be happily surprised by the construction of a brand new dance arbor made of sturdy, peeled logs and roofed with shake tiles. The new building where dancing, feasts, memorials and naming ceremonies are held during Chief Joseph Days replaced a temporary structure of logs and tarp that was used for many years. “We were in a show of solidarity with the tribes to build a better facility for their friendship feast,” Hillock said. Down the road, Hillock said, there are plans to build a permanent salmon barbecue like the one at the Tamkaliks powwow grounds in Wallowa. The expansive lawn surrounding the arbor is used during the week of the rodeo for camping, but otherwise the land is largely unused. Hillock said the rodeo committee wants to change that. Hillock said. “The intent is for people to use it as a community park.” He said the arbor will be available year-round for weddings, parties and reunions and could be a shady area for fire fighters when the rodeo grounds are used for a wildfire base camp. So far, $32,000 has been raised for construction through a grant and a couple of private donations, but more funds are needed. “We have an anonymous donor who offered a challenge; he will match a dollar for every dollar donated up to $10,000,” Hillock said. To find out more about the arbor and how to donate, call the Chief Joseph Days office at 541-432-1015.

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2016 C hief Joseph Days Rodeo

CJD Sterling Silver Bracelets....................... Don Mallory Silversmith CJD Sterling Silver Earrings.............................. Gabe & Cammie Hale CJD Royalty Pins....Darlene & Dave Turner, Mike & Kathy Warner CJD Chaps..................................Ray & Sharon Wilson, Cheryl Kooch, ................................................................................ Borgerding Construction CJD Breast Collars...Ken and Lela Kunkle, Hubert & Molly Murrill Suede Embroidery & Embellishments.........Mad Mary & Company Hand Painted Gloves..............................................Barry & Jerry Qualle CJD Garment Bags.............1991 CJD Queen Jill Yost Hite, Princess Dawnette Waters Stewart, Princess Teah Jones, Chaperones Terry & Judi Holbrook Work Boots & Wardrobe Discounts...................... The Sports Corral Working Coats...................................................Mike & Diane Witherrite Spur Straps & Silver.................................................Ray Wilson Saddlery Parade Flowers......................Enterprise Flower Shop & CJD Rodeo Committee Scrapbooks....................................................................John & Gail Hillock Spurs and Etiquette Dinner............................................Judy L. Bothum Montana Silver Watches........ Dan & Lori Butterfield, Mark & Anna Butterfield Bling Bling Sunglasses.........................................................Simply Sandy’s Wardrobe Discounts........................Wallowa County Grain Growers Hat Cans... Del & Brinda Stanley, Diana Daggett, Debbie Scudder Working Outfit........................................................................Court Parents Make-up and Make-overs..Tamarah Duncan/Mary Kay Cosmetics Hair...................................................................................................... Jossi Ross Nails..............................................................Sondra Ross & Annette Larm Riding Lessons....................................... Cory & Dena Miller and family Splint and Bell Boots........................... Cory & Dena Miller and family Working Earrings.......................................................Del & Brinda Stanley Leather Embossed Halters..................................... Dan Shonelle Pryse Jewelry Box..............................................................Aschenbrenner family Horse Fly Shees....................................................................... Grote Family Smal Makeup Bag & Purse.................................................... Grote family Boot Bags.................................................................................... Makin Family Complimentary Adjustments.................................Alpine Chiropractic

A special “Thank You” goes to: Suede Seamstress, Denise Kuppinger Wool Coat Seamstress, Karleen Gomes Suede Embroidery Flying W Designs ~ Rene Wilbur

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1976 COURT Queen Debbie Nobles, Princesses Barbie Poulson & Debbie Kerr

1986 COURT

Queens Sandi Turner, Sherri Tucker and Kerri Tucker Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Committee sponsors the following: •

Scholarships.............$1,000 to Queen, ....................................$500 to princesses

Horse Trailer, Traveling Van, Offical Wardrobe

CJD Headstalls, CJD Serapes, CJD Saddle Blankets, Pendleton Wool Coats

~Serving on the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court provides young women an excellent opportunity to improve poise and self assurance as they attend various community events, activities, parades, and rodeo appearances throughout the year. The experience of being on the CJD court will be an ever bonding tie to your community, CJD, PRCA, and the sport of rodeo not to mention the value of the friendships and connections you will form throughout the year. ~

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1995 Queen Erica Gilliland Bridget Brown Katie Lewis 1996 Queen Amber Follett Amber Locke Dena Rynearson 1997 Queen Dena Beach Aleena Holum Cammie Kuppinger 1998 Queen Brooke Follett Quinn Casaray Abby Marshall 1946 Queen Icel Edgeman Mina Drake Carmen Turnbow

1960 Queen Ella Mae Marks Susie Briggs Sandi Maxwell

1977 Queen Debbie Kiesecker Sandi Isley Laura Jarvis

1999 Queen Linzi Strohm Kjer Ames Jessica Baynes

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Queen Wanda Bassett Blanche Lermeny Helen Vigne Jackie Walker

1961 Queen Katherine Stein Evelyn Oveson Nancy Wilson

1978 Queen Tammy Daggett Mary Ann Blankinship Shelly Tippett

2000 Queen Shilo Zacharias Jessi Bacon Tara Shirley

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Queen Mildred Hayes Betty Jackson Dolores Perrin (Indian Princesses) Leah Conner Loretta Pinkham

1962

1979 Queen Marianne Kiser Tonya Crouser Diana Daggett

2001 Queen Keely Hopkins Hannah Bobbitt Lea Ganos

1980 Queen Cindy Turner Wendy McDaniel Velda Murrill

2002 Queen Heather Marshall Jessy Kassahn Natalie Soares

1949

Queen Beverly Oliver Ruby Mallon Marian Mawhin Diane Snodderly

1981 Queen Jeannie Daggett Johna Burns Stacy Stewart

2003 Queen Anna Yost Celeste Hillock Joy Kuppinger Erin Voss

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Queen Jackie McFetridge Rhetha Kirkpatrick Cora Lee McCrea Nola Murrill

(Indian Princesses)

Queen Diane Turner Judy Bailey Lennie Hering Jo Anne Jordan Linda McCrae

1963 Queen Orla Mae Teel Treava Cowan Pam Preece 1964 Queen Elaina Perez Pat Jo Brennan Julie Wilson 1965 Queen Sharon Dougherty Kitty Loftus Sharon Sorweide 1966 Queen Karen Quinn Janine Freels Susan Grady

Sara Jane Kash Amy Tilden

1951

Queen Marcia VanArsdale Anna Mae Foster Vela Jean Gibson Laura McKay Pat Murphy June Walker

1967 Queen Sue Benson Donna Tippett Darlene VanArsdale

1952

Queen Barbara Rounsavell Barbara Barland Pat Murphy Beverly Turner

1969 Queen Audrey Hammack Linda Lathrop Jane Noland

1953 Queen Amy Tilden Joye Birtchel Carolyn (Sis) Hackbarth

1968 Queen Rhonda Kiser Joslyn Freels Sue Parks

1970 Queen Patti Quinn Christy Barklow Rita Poulso

1954 Queen Becky Manes Judy Lewis Sharron Thompson

1971

1955 Queen Pat Wilson Glenda Allen Susie Bird

1972 Queen Joni Birkmaier Christy Kiser Sherrie Storoe

1956 Queen Sharon Arnhart Sharon Gridley Sherry Gridley

1973

1957

Queen Grace Colpits Judy Carmon Betty Horner Suzanne Lozier Clestine Williamson

Queen Mavis O'Rourke Vickie Hawkins Patsy Olds Madalynne Rogers

Queen Karin Johnson Sue Hadley Dottie Scott Billie Warnock

1974 Queen Kristi Johnson Janet Josi Pam Wilson

1958 Queen Janice Dougherty Judy Begley Judy Stockdale

1975 Queen Jill Searles Tammy Brennan Jackie Nash

1959 Queen Darlene Tucker Pat Emmons Karron Howerton

1976 Queen Debbie Nobles Debbie Kerr Barbie Poulson

1982 Queen Candi Turner Ami Hardin Susan Uppiano 1983 Queen Diane Waters Suzie Toothman Mindi West 1984 Queen June Gorbett Rose Clarneau Deanna Reimers 1985 Queen Beth Foley Brenda Smith Lois Ward 1986

Honorary Court Kerri Tucker Sherri Tucker Sandi Turner

2004 Queen Chelcee Noland Kallie Hadden Casey Montgomery 2005 Queen Tricia Kunkle Julie Butterfield Madeline Smith 2006 Queen Tessa Kuppinger Sara Freels Olivia Soares 2007 Queen Megan Yost Shay Lyn Massey Amber Shear 2008 Queen Paige Bailey Shelby Harshman Shelby Tienhaara

1987 Queen Tonja Pheaster Roberta Garnett Kim Rudger

2009 Queen Sarah Butterfield Sierra Hopkins Meagan McKenzie

1988 Queen Chantay Jett Jill Bales Tammi Zollman

2010 Queen Alex McCadden Emily Howerton Jesse Kohlhepp

1989 Queen Heather Williamson Shana De Vault Jill Stillson

2011 Queen Silje Christoffersen Brooke Greenshields

1990 Queen Vixen Radford Nicole Jones Vikki Roundy 1991 Queen Jill Yost Teah Jones Dawnette Waters 1992 Queen Jessica Olsen Jodi Bacon Kristal Botts 1993 Queen Katy Bothum Erica Black Shelly Stillson 1994 Queen Josi Botts Carrie Snyder Shannon Vernam

2012 Queen Kylie Willis Emily Ketscher 2013 Queen Sarah Kunkle Bailey Dutcher Shai Allen 2013 Queen Sarah Kunkle Bailey Dutcher Shai Allen 2014 Queen Anna Rinehart Cheyenne Knight Cheyenne Hall 2015 Queen Addie Kilgore Jesse-Ellen Woodhead Marli Tracy-Mallory

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Sharon & Sherry Gridley (1956) Sherri & Kerri Tucker (1986)

Beverly (1952) & Diane (1962) Turner Janice (1958) & Sharon (1965) Dougherty Nancy (1961) & Julie (1964) Wilson Pat Jo (1963) & Tammy (1975) Brennan Karen (1966) & Pattie (1970) Quinn Janine (1966) & Joslyn (1968) Freels Rhonda (1968), Christy (1972) & Marianne (1979) Kiser Rita (1970) & Barbie (1976) Poulson Karin (1973) & Kristi (1974) Johnson Cindy (1980), Candi (1982) & Sandi (1986) Turner Diane (1983) & Dawnette (1991) Waters Jill (1989 ) & Shelly (1993) Stillson Jodi (1992) & Jessi (2000) Bacon Kristal (1992) & Josi (1994) Botts Amber (1996) & Brooke (1998) Follett and Chelcee (2004) Noland Cammie (1997), Joy (2003) & Tessa (2006) Kuppinger Abby (1998) & Heather (2002) Marshall Natalie (2002) & Olivia (2006) Soares Anna (2003) & Megan (2007) Yost Julie (2005) & Sarah (2009) Butterfield Tricia (2005) & Sarah (2013) Kunkle

Janice Dougherty (1958) & Johna Burns (1981) Judy Stockdale (1958) & Katy Bothum (1993) Darlene Tucker (1959) and Cindy (1980), Candi (1982) & Sandi Turner (1986) Nancy Wilson (1961) and Diane (1983) & Dawnette Waters (1991) Pat Jo Brennan (1964) & Rose Clarneau (1984) Rhonda Kiser (1968) & Tara Shirley (2000) Linda Lathrop (1969) and Kristal (1992) & Josi Botts (1994) Joni Birkmaier (1972) & Linzi Strohm (1999) Debbie Nobles (1976) & Dena Rynearson (1996) Marianne Kiser (1979 and Anna (2003) & Megan Yost (2007) Cindy Turner (1980) & Paige Bailey (2008) Candi Turner (1982) & Kylie Willis (2012) Sherri Kilgore (1986) & Addie Kilgore (2015)

Mina Drake (1946) & Quinn Casaray (1998) Dolores Perren (1948) & Dena Beach (1997) Beverly Turner (1952) & Amber Locke (1996) Carolyn Hackbarth (1953) & Linzi Strohm (1999) Judy Lewis (1954) & Shay Lyn Massey (2007) Helen Vigne (1947), Keely Hopkins (2001) & Sierra Hopkins (2009) Darlene Tucker (1959), Paige Bailey (2008) & Kylie Willis (2012) Ruby Mallon-Zollmann (1949), Jesse-Ellen Woodhead (2015)

Darlene Tucker (1959), Cindy Turner Bailey (1980) & Paige Bailey (2008) Darlene Tucker (1959), Candi Turner Willis (1982) & Kylie Willis (2012)

2006 COURT Joseph.................... 31 Enterprise........... 24 Wallowa.................. 11 Lostine.....................1 Imnaha.......................1 Lapawi......................1 Troy.............................1

Queen Tessa Kuppinger, Princesses Olivia Soars and Sara Freels

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This award is named in honor of the late Harley Tucker, who was a rodeo producer and stock contractor from Joseph who helped found Chief Joseph Days in 1946. He also provided stock for all four of the rodeos that sponsor this series. From the beginning, 45 years ago, it was in hopes of attracting more contestants to the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show in Union, the St. Paul Rodeo in St. Paul, the Elgin Stampede in Elgin and Chief Joseph Days in Joseph. The contestants must enter all 4 rodeos and the one with the most points earned will be announced at the final performance of Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. With the new sponsors, Farm Supply from Enterprise, plus the grandchildren of the late Harley Tucker and the 4 rodeos adding additional monies, the award has doubled and the winner of the series will receive a check for $3,000.00 and a silver belt buckle. In addition to that, there is an accumulative fund, which is at $5,000.00 and goes up a $1,000.00 each year to the contestant winning the award 3 times. Tony Currin of Dayton, WA is the only competitor still competing with two legs on the award. . revious 3-time winners are Butch Knowles of Heppner, earning $5,100.00, Rocky Steagall of Irrigon, took home $3,100.00, P and Brad Goodrich of Hermiston, winning $10,500.00.

Harley Tucker Rodeo Series includes the following rodeos: Eastern Oregon Livestock Show, Union, OR

Elgin Stampede, Elgin, OR

St. Paul Rodeo, St. Paul, OR

Chief Joseph Days, Joseph, OR

HARLEY TUCKER RODEO SERIES AWARD PAST WINNERS 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

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Buzz Peth Buzz Seely Jim Steen Buzz Seely Clyde Longfellow Doug Brown Butch Knowles Bob Koch Butch Knowles Clay Finley Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Butch Knowles Joe Ruda Johnny Sloan Dave Cannon

Bow, WA Roosevelt, WA Joseph, OR Roosevelt, WA Kendric, ID Silverton, OR Pendleton, OR Aurora, OR Pendleton, OR Mt. Vernon, OR Baker, OR Baker, OR Heppner, OR Baker, OR Ellensburg, WA Echo, OR

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Rocky Steagall Jed McKinley Dave Cannon Rocky Steagall Rocky Steagall Mike Fuller Mike Hammer Jason Jackson Sean Culver Greg Oules Tony Currin Toby Adams Brad Goodrich Shawn Greenfield Jeff Coelho Brad Gleason

Irrigon, OR Moscow, ID Echo, OR Irrigon, OR Irrigon, OR Clarkston, WA Kennewick, WA Grandview, WA Chelan, WA Dayton, WA Red Bluff, CA Hermiston, OR Pasco, WA Long Creek, OR Touchet, WA

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 OR 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Tony Currin Cindy Woods Kayle Gray Trevor Knowles Ben Londo

Dayton, WA Newberg, OR Goldendale, WA Mt Vernon, OR Milton-Freewater,

Brad Goodrich Brad Goodrich Shane Crossley Jason Stewart Shawn Morehead Russell Cordova Pamela Capper George Gillespie, IV Max Fillipini Ryan MacKenzie

Hermiston, OR Hermiston, OR Hermiston, OR Royal City, WA Bruneau, ID Terrebonne, OR Cheney, WA Placerville, CA Battle Mountain, NV Homedale, ID

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THE HISTORY OF CHIEF JOSEPH DAYS The first Chief Joseph Days came to be by a group of people in Joseph who wanted a celebration. They contacted Harley Tucker, a local rancher, who owned rodeo stock, and Ben Peal, whose family owned land on the glacial moraine bordering Wallowa Lake where the first rodeo was staged on Sunday, July 28, 1946. A rodeo arena was built by volunteers and the stock was driven from nearby ranches. Attendees arrived by foot, on horseback, or by cars which overheated on the steep hillside, causing a major traffic problem.

previous weather reports to determine the time of year when the least rain fell. That helped decide when to have the celebration! The next year the rodeo committee decided to hold the celebration in Joseph. Land for a stadium was donated to the City of Joseph for this purpose by Roy and Emily Daggett and some deeded to the Chamber of Commerce by Bill and Jean Warnock. Roy and others donated heavy equipment to prepare the grounds. Miller Mills sawed the lumber. Wilbur Reece, chairman of the committee acquired 16 kegs of black market nails. The Wallowa County Grain Growers donated 1500’ of cable, and a group of men donated numerous hours of labor putting it together at a cost of about $14,000. Only one “little” (major) problem popped up in the entire complex project. The night before the rodeo they discovered they had put all the chute gates on backwards. The last gate was put on correctly as the sun came up on the opening day of the rodeo! Many people credit the early success of Chief Joseph Days to the presence of movie actor and part-time resident Walter Brennan. Walter promoted the celebration by arranging newsreel footage, airplane tours to northwest cites, and appearing in the parades, sometimes as leader of the “Chesnimnus National Band.” The arena was dedicated as the “Harley Tucker Memorial Arena” in 1960. In 1967 and 1968, the Chamber of Commerce went heavily into debt and constructed a new covered grandstand, bleacher seats and bucking chutes on the same location.

Harley Tucker Other events held at this time were the dedication of the new Joseph Municipal Airport, an air show, cowboy breakfast, parade, horse show and sale, and a “man hunt” with a $100 prize. Organizations selected candidates for a court and sold tickets for votes. The candidates were Icel Edgeman, Carmen Turnbow and Mina Drake, with Icel Edgeman crowned as “Princess Josephine.”

Chief Joseph Days has grown into one of the best rodeos in the Northwest. In fact, it was chosen as one of the five best small outdoor rodeos by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1997 and again in 1999.

A contest was held to name the celebration, with Lucille Grandy’s entry of “Chief Joseph Days” being the winner.

Maintenance and remodeling projects continue, with thousands of dollars spent each year upgrading the facility. This just could not be done without the 300 volunteers who put in a tremendous amount of time and energy toward these endeavors. Many of the present volunteers are descendants of the originators of the rodeo and former court members and their families.

Frank McCully, whose father and uncle were pioneer merchants and bankers at Joseph, researched all

More land was purchased in 2003 for further expansion, and the story goes on!

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Get Ready for the 9th Annual

During the dinner we introduce the current year’s CJD Rodeo, Inc. recipients from each of the three local high schools. It continues to be a great success! Mark your calendar for next year’s 9th Annual Chief Joseph Days Ranch Rodeo ~ the last weekend in June.

About a month before Chief Joseph Days we have our annual Ranch Rodeo to kick off the Countdown to CJD! It all started in 2008 when a group of rodeo members got together and came up with a fund raiser idea to pay for scholarships that the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Inc. give to three local high school seniors. It’s a hometown ranch style rodeo for local cowboys and cowgirls to come together to compete as teams against neighbors and friends. The fun begins with a trail ride from the rodeo grounds to the top of the east Moraine.

From left to right: Elsa Steen, Steen and Fred Steen

The evening includes a wonderful dinner, cowboy poetry, live & silent auctions, and raffles.

Support Chief Joseph Days! Chief Joseph Days Rodeo & Celebration depends on countless volunteers and financial support from major corporations to local businesses & individuals. Here’s how YOU can contribute: Sponsor an Event, Gate, Chute, or Specialty Act! All levels of sponsorship appreciated! For more information, call Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Inc.

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PAST CHAMPIONS Wild Cow Milking continued... 2006 Collin Cunningham, Jerod Osborn 2007 Cody Baremore, Randy Burgess 2008 Buck Matthews 2009 Collin Cunningham, Chad Nash 2010 Fred Steen 2011 Results Not Available 2012 Dave Yost, Adam Saxton 2013 Dave Yost, Adam Sexton 2014 Dave Yost, Adam Sexton 2015 Todd Nash/Ethan Lowe Wildest Ride Champions 2003 Jason Diedrich 2004 Chancey Hamilton 2005 Jimmy Popham 2006 Jeb Knox 2007 Ben Londo 2008 Gary Alger 2009 Frank McKay

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Businessmen’s Calf Tying 1977 Eagle Cap Chalet 1978 Turner Irrigation & Excavating 1979 Steens Shell 1980 Mike’s Cowboy Shop 1981 Jan’s Apparel 1982 Isles’ Antiques Wild Horse Race Champions 1983 Ed Ely, Bill Agin 1984 Dick Agin 1985 Jason Smith, Anson Begay 1986 Edison/Yazee

Matched Bronc 1990 Columbia River Circuit Team 1991 Team Two: Rocky Steagall, Wade Leslie Glynn Montero, Shawn Henry 1992 Columbia River Circuit Team 1994

Team One: Blake Swaggar, Todd McKay, Gary Alger, Terry Carson

Ladies Bareback Champions 1983 Diane Lambert 1984 Faith Taylor

CJD ARENA RECORDS BAREBACK

2008............... Bobby Mote.................. 87

TIE DOWN ROPING

2010...............Clint Cooper................ 8.0

STEER WRESTLING

1968................ Jack Roddy.................. 3.8 2001.............. Brad Gleason................ 3.8 2007..............Blake Knowles............... 3.8 2010............... Dane Hanna................. 3.8

SADDLE BRONC

TEAM ROPING

2008.. Matt Funk & Bucky Campbell.... 4.4

STEER ROPING

2000................. Guy Allen................... 9.8

BARREL RACING

1986.............. Julie Williams............ 16.99

BULL RIDING

1992.......... Richard Stapleman............. 90 2001..............Ross Coleman................ 90

1998.............. Joe Slagowski................. 85

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Meet Ray Wilson - Wilson Saddlery As Wilson trimmed the sheep’s wool off a saddle he was making, he talked about being a cowboy in canyon country. I asked him what makes a comfortable saddle. He turned to where he had shaved layer upon layer of Grade “A” leather by hand on the saddle’s “ground seat”, the part of the saddle sandwiched between the visible seat leather and the saddle tree. by Katy Nesbitt for Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

Raised in Hells Canyon, Ray Wilson said as a rancher, packer and cowboy he knows how a good saddle feels.

Wilson said the leather he uses comes from U.S. unbranded, two year old steers. “Real good leather is firm and smooth,” Wilson said showing me one of the rolls of hide in his shop.

I asked him about Kevlar. He grimaced. “I don’t use synthetic stuff,” Wilson said. “I don’t like fiberglass or nylon. My saddles are traditional and all natural.” His wife Sharon also grew up horseback on the lower Imnaha River, far from the nearest two-track road. “Leather lasts forever,” Sharon Wilson said. To make a comfortable saddle, Ray Wilson said he takes into account the horse as well as the rider. “You have to have a good fitting tree so the horse is comfortable,” Ray Wilson said. “A tree is designed to fit

around a horse’s withers, and like a foundation to a home, you have to have a good tree,” Sharon Wilson said. Wilson’s saddles are lovingly crafted from all natural products, but they are also beautiful. Every year Wilson Saddlery makes the chaps, serapes, breast collars, nameplates and headstalls for the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court. “Everything but their saddles and dresses,” Ray Wilson said. He also makes the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” chaps auctioned at the Thursday night Chief Joseph Days Rodeo every year. Continued on Page 59

Map showing the flight of the Nez Perce and key battle sites. More about the Nez Perce on page 40 & 41

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The Tuckerettes The Chief Joseph Days flag carriers are known as the Tuckerettes. The name first originated after the honorable Harley Tucker, who helped found Chief Joseph Days in 1946. The Tuckerettes have been opening each rodeo performance for the past 23 years with a bang of speed and energy.

2015 Tuckerette Performance ~ Picture courtesy Angelika U. Dietrich

This year the riders include past Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court members Teah Jones, Dena Miller, Paige Bailey, Celeste Hillock Bauck, Elsa Steen, Sara Freels Tippet, Brooke Greenshields, Addie Kilgore, Emma Hite, and Haley Miller.

Past CJD Court Princess Sara Freels Tippet (2006) has the honor of carrying the American Flag while Haley Miller and Emma Hite share the position of carefully leading the visiting royalty through the traditional serpentine. Sit back and enjoy while these fine riders exhibit for your enjoyment, intense reining maneuvers at high speeds and precise synchronization.

Flag Carriers Sponsored by

Dance Line U p i n the Thu n der Room

and CJD Rodeo Committee

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Don’t miss the Parades!

The Chief Joseph Days Junior Parade is a big crowd pleaser on Friday morning, when over a hundred youngsters - from infants to teens - don all kinds of costumes to entertain CJD crowds. The Jr. Parade starts at the Indian Lodge Motel and heads north down Main St. The top three places win cash prizes, ranging from $5 to $15, while the grand prize entry will win a basketball hoop donated by Coca Cola Distributing. All the kids in the parade receive a free ice cream cone from R & R Drive-In. On Saturday morning at 10:00 you’ll find thousands of spectators crowding the sidewalks of Joseph to watch close to 100 entries in the Chief Joseph Days Grand Parade!

This year's theme for the 71st Annual Grand Parade is "Rodeo with a View"! You won’t want to miss this colorful parade including Native Americans, the grand marshals, our royalty court and visiting courts, community entries, lots of horses, and more. The big parade always attracts the largest concentration of people in one place at one time during the celebration. Make sure you don’t park your vehicle on the parade route down Main St. or it will be towed away!

Teen Dance F r i day & Sat ur day at 9 PM at t h e J o s e ph C o m mun i t y Ce n t e r wi t h DJ Jam es Pr es to n

Mutton Busting

Sponsored by Sports Corral & Pacific Power Mutton Busting has grown to be one of the most popular and entertaining extra attractions offered at Chief Joseph Days. On Wednesday and Thursday nights during Chief Joseph Days six contestants, ages eight years and younger and less than 60 lbs., will attempt to last six seconds on a sheep that’s as unpredictable as a bull. Sheep are released from a chute, just like a bull riding competition, and take the rider towards the other side of the arena.

2015 CJD Mutton Busting ~ Picture courtesy Angelika U. Dietrich

It’s tough to hold on! Like the cowboy bucking events, time and score count, but all the contestants receive prizes from the sponsors. These young riders excite the crowd, and everyone cheers them on. 

Our Sports Corral Sponsor will provide each 1st place winner with a Montana Silversmith Belt Buckle & a Wrangler Jeans Gift Certificate. Sponsor Pacific Power has donated each 2nd place winner a $75.00 savings bond, each 3rd place winner a $50.00 savings bond and t-shirts to all contestants. Anything goes, and usually does, as these boys and girls cling to the sheep as hard and as long as they can - hoping to hear the 6 second whistle.

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Celebrate our 71st year of CJD Rodeo by purchasing one of our great souvenirs from the souvenir booth! We have a nice selection of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, vests, and much more!

Plus... Assorted Fun Novelties!

Please visit one of our souvenir booths at the rodeo or downtown Joseph on Main St. for these items and much more!

Past Joseph C hamber Presidents 1946

Frank McCully

1965

Murph Blankenship

1984

Darlene Turner

2003

Fred Steen

1947

Homer Hayes

1966

Paul Hatch

1985

Darlene Turner

2004

Steve Rogers

1948

Cub Begley

1967

Paul Hatch

1986

Darlene Turner

1949

Wilbur Reece

1968

Paul Hatch

1987

Ron Makin

2005

Steve Rogers

1950

Chet Collinsworth

1969

Roy Carter

1988

Keith Waters

2006

Steve Rogers

1951

Carlyle Roundy

1970

Jim Cheatam

1989

John Bailey

2007

Doris Noland

1952

Wick Prout

1971

Jim Cheatam

1990

Jerry Logosz

2008

Doris Noland

1953

Wilbur Reece

1972

Roy Carter

1991

Jerry Logosz

2009

Steve Rogers

1954

Monty Witty

1973

Roy Carter

1992

Dave Yost

2010

Steve Rogers

1955

Verne Russell

1974

Bob Hall

1993

Dave Yost

1956

Tom Keene

1975

Wally Eichler

1994

Bill Wells

1957

Ted Grote

1976

Hank Hatch

1995

Bill Wells

Presidents

1958

Ted Grote

1977

Darlene Turner

1996

Jerry Logosz

2011

Steve Rogers

1959

Vern Hays

1978

Herb Owens

1997

Mike Warner

1960

Henry Hatch

1979

Butch Tucker

1998

Mike Warner

2012

Steve Rogers

1961

Henry Hatch

1980

Ron Schenk

1999

Bill Hopkins

2013

Terry McArtor

1962

Bill DeGrofft

1981

Ron Schenk

2000

Bill Hopkins

2014

Terry McArtor

1963

Paul Hatch

1982

Herb Owens

2001

Tony Yost

2015

Terry McArtor

1964

Paul Hatch

1983

Gary McBurney

2002

Fred Steen

2016

Doris Noland

Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

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Please come back next year July 25•26•27•28•29•30, 2017 We hope you have an enjoyable week at

CHIEF JOSEPH DAYS! Mark your calendar now for next year, always the last week in July!

Until we meet again to celebrate four action packed PRCA rodeos and six days of western entertainment, stay connected with us online for the latest Chief Joseph Days News, Royal Court Updates, Picture Galleries and much more...

www.ChiefJosephDays.com

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Wilson Saddlery Traditional, natural leather crafts from Joseph, Oregon Continued from Page 53

Wilson said he got his start repairing saddles when working on a ranch in the Imnaha Canyon. Before long he was making saddles for local cowboys. Now he is booked three months out and ships all over the country. He said despite the global exposure of the Internet, most of his business is word-of-mouth. Beyond the cutting tables and sewing machines one can shop for tack, chaps and accessories as well as holsters and scabbards, saddlebags and belts, but Wilson’s true craft is custom, made-to-order saddles that he designs with the horse and rider in mind. To view Wilson’s work, visit www.wilsonsaddlery.com or stop the shop at 84142 Alpine Lane in Joseph.

311 W. Main St. Enterprise OR 97828 541-426-2100

Call Andy in sales!

115 W. Main St., Enterprise Open Mon. - Sat. 541-426-6210

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Meet Dean Crouser

2016 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Collector Poster Artist Born in 1960 in Portland, Dean Crouser is a native Oregonian and lifelong artist that specializes in the watercolor medium. He especially enjoys painting scenes that involve nature and the beauty of the outdoors. Crouser is self-taught and strives to capture the beauty and simplicity of a scene in a manner that anyone can relate to. “I especially like to use bright, vibrant colors and allow them to mix on the paper rather than the palette. I make a concerted effort to be loose and spontaneous and let the paint flow freely to create the ‘accidents’ that are possible with watercolors when they are allowed to work on their own. It is the uncertainty of what might happen that makes things very exciting for me while painting.”

Crouser spent childhood summers camping and fishing on the foothills of Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge and Central Oregon’s Cascade Lakes. It was these early outdoor experiences and appreciation of natural scenic beauty that provides the groundwork of inspiration for his artwork today. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where from 1978 – 1983 he competed on the famed track and field team in the shot put and discus. Crouser was a three-time NCAA Champion and inducted into the U of O Hall of Fame in 2003. After 30 years his school records still stand. Dean’s art is licensed by several companies including Patagonia and Big Sky Carvers and his work is collected by literally thousands of art enthusiasts around the world.

1898

Victorian Estates 541-426-3832

Built in 1898, this home speaks of turn of the century elegance. Remodeled in 2016 to provide modern amenities for five available rooms. The majestic Wallowa and Seven Devils Mountains loom all around. You will find a unique experience awaiting you any season you choose to visit.

For reservations and inquiries please search www.airbnb.com for Enterprise, Oregon.

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Celebrating 71 Years of Western Heritage & Small Town Hospitality 25 posters are signed by the artist and are available for $50 each. Unsigned posters are $15 each and available for purchase from the souvenir booth and at our Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Office location at 401 N Main Street in Joseph.

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Robert Dawson

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Bryon Harding

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Robin “Slim” Carpenter

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Artisans and Craftsmen

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and much more!

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Robert Dawson

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Indian Pagentry Dancing

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PCRA Rodeo Action

Showtime 7:00 pm nightly

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Return of the Carnival

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Tuesday Bucking Horse Stampede

Artisans and Craftsmen

Artisans and Craftsmen

Indian Pagentry Dancing

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Showtime 7:00 pm Nightly

Cowboys and Cowgirls

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PCRA Rodeo Action

Wednesday is Family Night

Cowboys and Cowgirls Ì Indian Pagentry Dancing

in beautiful

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Tuesday Bucking Horse Stampede

PCRA Rodeo Action

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63RD ANNUAL

CHIEF JOSEPH DAYS RODEO JULY 23-28, 2008

WEDNESDAY NIGHT IS FAMILY NIGHT SHOWTIME 7PM NIGHTLY

SHOWCASING GROWNEY BROS. NFR BUCKIN’ HORSES, BLACK FRIDAY, SOCK DANCER AND PAINTED FEATHERS

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Leslie Leviner

2007

Debby Thompson

2006

Robert Dawson

2005

Rowdy Barry

2004

Faye Taylor

2003

Gay Stockdale

2002

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2016 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program  

64 full color pages that includes, historical information, lists of champions, stunning Chief Joseph Days Court Photography, and so much mor...

2016 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program  

64 full color pages that includes, historical information, lists of champions, stunning Chief Joseph Days Court Photography, and so much mor...