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  1. ciki
    June 20, 2011

    Hi les! The Little Sun Drum and Dance Group girls are soooo sweet! Would have loved to have watched that traditional dance from Northern Arapaho and other tribes! Rodeo and pancakes .. the best combo..! I’ll take the pancakes but don’t make me ride the bucking stallion! haha

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 20, 2011

      You’d love it! I didn’t ride any stallions during Cheyenne Frontier Days, but I did go horseback riding a few days later at a ranch. It was an interesting experience for a city girl like me 🙂

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  2. Traveling Ted
    June 21, 2011

    One of my favorite events before heading into the rugged wilderness of Quetico is eating an all you can eat pancake breakfast, so I am partial to these food events. It would be awesome to take my love for the all you can eat pancake breakfast out west especially when a beautiful rodeo queen is behind the skillet.

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  3. Bicultural Mama
    June 21, 2011

    Quite different from NYC, but very interesting and fun pictures!

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  4. iamthewitch
    June 22, 2011

    The ancient bicycle and unicycle are so cute! I would love to try riding one of those! And free pancakes?? I’m sold! Wish there were such events back here…

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  5. jade
    June 22, 2011

    Okay- that big wheel, small wheel is adorable!

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  6. Dave from The Longest Way Home
    June 23, 2011

    Anywhere there are free pancakes must be good. I always think back to TV movies when I hear about frontier anything. And you post certainly brings back good memory.

    In a relatively new country, it’s great to see the U.S. promote it’s history like this from Cheyenne!

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    • Leslie Koch
      June 23, 2011

      Same here; my knowledge of the Wild West came mostly from movies, until I visited Cheyenne 😉

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  7. santafetraveler
    June 25, 2011

    We lived 45 minutes away for years and I never got there. Glad you did so I can read about it.

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  8. memomuse
    July 23, 2011

    I fell in love with “The Daddy” when we went to Cheyenne in 1988. We saw the Charlie Daniels Band in concert. My family moved to Cheyenne in 1989! Nothing like Cheyenne to let your heart breathe. The West is the best. I miss it so much (I live in North Carolina now). I have a whole website dedicated to Cheyenne Frontier Days photos. Cowboys, cowgirls, beautiful animals with wild hearts and hooves, wide open spaces, pancakes, parades, and a pulse so thick it pounds — that’s The Daddy! I loved your perspective from a NYC girl.

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    • Leslie Koch
      July 24, 2011

      Thanks! I agree, there is something magical about CFD that makes visitors fall in love with Wyoming. The spirit was so upbeat and inviting; I’d love to go back one day.

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