Cody Stampede Rodeo

Kamila Kudelska

In mid-March, right before the COVID-19 pandemic fully hit the United States, professional bullfighter Dusty Tuckness was at Rodeo Houston in Texas. He said it was going well, until soon, it got shut down.

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The annual Fourth of July rodeo event in Cody will take place this year despite other large rodeos canceling in the state.

Courtesy of Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

For the few days on and around the Fourth of July Cody hosts a parade and rodeo, known as the Cody Stampede. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the rodeo. In its history, the event has attracted the local community, professional rodeo riders and ropers, tourists and even Hollywood stars.