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Oakdale in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Oakdale Saddle Club

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1. Oakdale Saddle Club Marker
Inscription.  The Oakdale Saddle Club was started by a group of local "horsemen” and incorporated in July of 1945. They began by putting on some local horse activities after completing the basic work on the grounds they had purchased. Rodeos emerged in the late 1800's from local cowboy competitions, often held at round-up time. Oakdale, which sits in the fertile valley below the Sierra foothills, seemed a natural place for the sport to be held. In 1954, the Saddle Club took over their own RCA rodeo. It has been held on the second full weekend in April, every year since. Rain or shine the show goes on! In 1957, the Oakdale Rodeo was billed as the "world's largest” one-day outdoor rodeo. In 1960, Oakdale earned the title of "cowboy capital of the world” due to the large number of successful professional rodeo contestants. The Oakdale Saddle Club rodeo is unique in that it is one of the very few rodeos of its size in the U.S. to be put on completely by members of the club, not by professionals. It keeps alive a colorful tradition. If you're from the west you pronounce rodeo as "row-dee-oh". If you're new at the game or a foreigner,
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2. Oakdale Saddle Club Marker
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you might pronounce it as "row-day-oh". so, don''t forget you are in the West!

Charles K. Mcintyre II
Estanislao Chapter 58
E Clampus Vitus
Noble Grand Humbug
Dedicated April 5, 2014

Erected 2014 by E Clampus Vitus Estanislao Chapter 58.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentSports. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1945.
Location. 37° 46.495′ N, 120° 49.72′ W. Marker is in Oakdale, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on E F Street (Route 120), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1666 E F Street, Oakdale CA 95361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakdale Railroad Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Langworth (approx. 4.1 miles away); Riverbank Historical Museum (approx. 6½ miles away); Rancheria del Rio Estanislao (approx. 8.8 miles away); Knights Ferry Hook & Ladder (approx. 9.1 miles away); Knight's Ferry (approx. 9.1 miles away); Miller's Saloon (approx. 9.1 miles away); Knights Ferry - The Store (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakdale.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds.

Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by kenn Amezcua of Shasta lake, California. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 3, 2019, by kenn Amezcua of Shasta lake, California.   2. submitted on May 21, 2019, by kenn Amezcua of Shasta lake, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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