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Tom Mix and the 1913 Prescott Rodeo

Talented horse people, Mix and his wife, Olive “Ollie” Stokes, enjoyed exhibiting in daredevil events.

As a sort of curtain raiser, a good sized “twister” passed leisurely over the grounds. It entered at the last end and ranged slowly along the grandstand, down the line of autos and during five minutes sent heavy sombreros hundreds of feet into the air, rendered the skirts of numerous ladies embarrassingly unmanageable and almost started a stampede with the stock.

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