Waimea in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
1908 - 2008
Erected 2008 by Paniolo Preservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 20° 1.323′ N, 155° 40.019′ W. Marker is in Waimea, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on Hawai'i Belt Road (Hawaii Route 19), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waimea HI 96796, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hawaiian Cowboys (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Tarawa 1943-1945 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (approx. 10.1 miles away); Pu'ukohlā Heiau (approx. 10.1 miles away); Pu'ukoholā Heiau (approx. 10.1 miles away); Mailekini Heiau (approx. 10.1 miles away); Pu'ukohola Heiau (approx. 10.1 miles away); Hale o Kapuni Heiau (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waimea.
Also see . . . Ikua Purdy (National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum). Ikua Purdy's Rodeo Hall of Fame entry....
"By the time he was 20, Ikua Purdy was a master of the rope. In 1903, he and his paniolo friends participated in the first publicized cowboy competition recorded in Honolulu. Five years later, Purdy and other paniolos competed in the 1908 Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They were an instant curiosity with their odd slouched hats and colorful hat bands, peculiar saddles, and bright clothes–an exotic blend of Hawaiian and vaquero influence and tradition. Purdy set a record by roping his steer in 56 seconds flat....Ikua Purdy never returned to Wyoming, but his feat elevated the status of the Hawaiian cowboy to a new level...."(Submitted on January 26, 2022.)
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