August 18, 2009
New Mexico cowboy Dean Daley gets thrown head first during this saddle bronc attempt at Sunday’s performance of the 125th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo. Despite a smaller turnout on Sunday, Payson officials said 16,000 attended the rodeo on Saturday and claim “the biggest crowd in 25 years.”
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Town claims rousing success, despite change in management
The August Doin’s came roaring out of the chutes for the 125th time this weekend, drawing big crowds, filling up hotel rooms and prompting town officials to claim changing horses some place out in the middle of the stream this year worked out just fine.