Another special attraction is planned by the Burlingame Saddle Club.
“We’re having our first annual Draft Horse Pull on Saturday evening, June 14, starting at 6 o’clock, in the arena, located at 829 South Rodeo Drive in Burlingame,” announced Pat Rusher, saddle club official.
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Wheat hauling recently turned back the pages more than a century when a team of mules came clopping onto the dump bin at the elevator in Burlingame.
“I was just fulfilling the promise to my Grandma from many years ago. I told her someday I’d take a load of grain to the elevator with a mule team drawn wagon just like my Grandpa used to do. And, that’s what I did,” explained Tony Bell of Harveyville.
There were 26 bushels in the 1870 “Newton grain wagon” pulled by Jim and John, a pair of sorrel draft mules, with bearded, farmer-clad Bell on their lines, surely making all have a reflection of an era before almost forgotten. Continue reading →
“Rodeo is all about entertainment and good bucking stock.”
“We are privileged to offer both at our rodeos,” emphasized Chuck McKellips of C. R. McKellips Rodeo Company at Raymore, Missouri.
In a return engagement, McKellips, his wife, Regan, and their largely family-operated; certainly family-oriented entertainment rodeo operations are contracting and producing the 43rd Annual Santa Fe Trail Rodeo at the Burlingame Saddle Club Arena in Burlingame. Continue reading →
Located where the Santa Fe Railroad crosses the old Santa Fe Trail, as its heritage runs deep, long and continuing, Burlingame, Kansas, like most Midwest rural communities is having survival struggles.
But, the younger generation has now joined sides with more mature residents of the Osage County farming town to whip defeat and grow to thrive once more. Continue reading →