Cheyenne Frontier Days celebrates 125th Anniversary and dedication of Chris Ledoux statue
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - For 125 years, Cheyenne Frontier Days has worked to capture the spirit of the West through music, rides and rodeo. CFD first began in 1897 as a way to bring tourists in as an economic tool, and has continued the annual tradition.
Mike Smith, Chairman of Public Relations for CFD, said the event brings the community closer together and provides opportunities to grow as a city.
“It’s part of our being - it’s the fabric of this community and we are proud of that. It brings a lot of people to our community, shows it off. It also gives those of us that live here a chance to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. That kind of volunteer ethic; it permeates the whole community and makes us all better.”
CFD celebrated their 125th milestone with the dedication of a bronze statue of Chris Ledoux on Friday evening.
The private event was streamed on the Cheyenne Frontier Days Facebook Page and featured Tom Hirsig, CEO of CFD, Ned Ledoux, son of the late singer-songwriter and rodeo champion, Chris Ledoux.
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