Birthplace of Mississippi Rodeo

Birthplace of Mississippi Rodeo (HM2NC4)

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N 31° 15.004', W 89° 49.258'

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Mississippi's first rodeo was held here September 24-26, 1935. The rodeo was sponsored by two local businessmen, rancher Samuel Hickman of the B Bar H Ranch and George Baylis, owner of the Baylis Drug Store. Several notable cowboys were involved, including Earl Bascom, later recognized as the "Father of Modern Rodeo." Held at the Columbia High School baseball field, it is recognized as the nation's first outdoor rodeo to be held at night under electric lights.
HM NumberHM2NC4
Year Placed2018
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 231348 N 3460748
Decimal Degrees31.25006667, -89.82096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 15.004', W 89° 49.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 15' 0.23999999999997" N, 89° 49' 15.48" W
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