Photographer's Note

Hello all, a chapmaker named Dave Thornbury entertained the festival goers with his rope. The 21st Cowboy Festival was created "more than two decades ago, City leaders were inspired by the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, and decided to create a unique celebration of Santa Clarita’s Western history – from art and music to film and television. In 1994, the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival made its debut, honoring the authentic Old West through music, poetry, cowboy gear, food and storytelling in a setting that was unique to the area…and the rest is history!"(
"Chapmaker Dave Thornbury grew up trick riding and roping on Midwestern fair and rodeo circuits. Dave moved to California in the mid 70’s and since that time has worked at Calabasas Saddlery as well as performing at Calabasas Ranch and other events around the country."

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Additional Photos by Karen Abel (kabel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 260 W: 0 N: 322] (1930)
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