Wednesday, May 20, 2009

100 Years Ago...

A show called the Pacific International Livestock Exposition was created by a man named O.M. Plummer...

Back then, the PI was one of the largest shows in the country. As big as the National Western in Denver, or The Royal in Kansas City.



Held in Portland, OR livestock and exhibitors would come from across the country by way of special trains to show and exhibit their livestock.

Today (or rather next month) the PI celebrates it's 100th anniversary in Prineville.

I thought I would share a few photos from the past, and take a trip down memory lane...


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This is Bryan Wolfe, exhibiting the Champion FFA steer in the early 1960's...

He's being presented his ribbon (right) by then Governor Hatfield.



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Here's the 1954 Hereford "Best 10 Head" class...

There were 12 entries just in that class that year!



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This is the 1962 Champion Steer shown by Joe Monahan, then of Condon, Oregon.

Look how moderate they were back then!



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A lot of history...

A few changes...

Still one great show.

And always...

"Where Champions Meet"

1 comment:

  1. How fun is this ... love that one of Bryan Wolfe!

    Thanks for the trip through history! :)

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