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The Arizona Public Service entry included clowns wearing huge, brightly colored, foam cowboy hats, polka dot and ruffled costumes and perky music to accompany their letter “Cs” cut out of cardboard and covered in decorations representing the five Cs of Arizona — cotton, citrus, cattle, climate and copper.

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Politicians, clowns and ladies of the night

Crowds drawn to the Rodeo Parade savor history, patriotism and joys of rodeo day in a small town

Horseback riders, clowns, politicians and saloon girls entertained a large crowd at the Payson Rodeo Parade, transporting onlookers into the past — fitting for an event that celebrated Arizona’s Centennial.

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