The Beginnings of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth
Original Air Date:
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
One hundred years ago, the first Calgary Stampede was meant to be just a one-time thing. American promoter Guy Weadick had a dream to out-do Buffalo Bill's Wild West Extravaganza, and so four Calgary businessmen backed him up with the cash to make it happen. Now, a century later, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede has lived up to its claim as "the greatest outdoor show on earth"; and its founders are revered for their vision.
Joining us is Dean Burns, great grand-nephew of Senator Patrick Burns, one of the Big Four.
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