Photos, video: Burwell rises to the occasion for Nebraska's Big Rodeo
The wild horse race is always guaranteed to kick up some dust at Nebraska's Big Rodeo, which has been around since 1921. A board of volunteers works on the event just about year-round, said Lee Jeffres, board president.
Posted: Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:00 am
When the rodeo hits Omaha or Lincoln, it brings a little country to the city. Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell brings spectators and competitors to the source. Burwell is the front door of the Nebraska Sand Hills, a geographical region marked by more than 19,000 square miles of grass-covered dunes. It's a land of unbroken prairie, shallow lakes, deep skies, hills, windmills, horses and cattle. People here don't wear cowboy hats as fashion accessories. They make a living raising cattle, and for generations they have tied their lives to the land.
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Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:00 am.