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The long and winding road

Updated: September 6, 2008, 2:51 PM ET
By Neal Reid | PRCA press services

On a windy summer day in Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1958, the Rodeo Cowboys Association (RCA) Board of Directors convened at the Little America Motel. It was July 24, and the Board members were gathered for their annual meeting.

They would end up making history.

For it was at that meeting that the National Finals Rodeo — at long last — was born. After roughly three years of debate by the sport's organizers and major players, the "World Series of Rodeo" finally became a reality. ...

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