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Matt Condo, five-time All Around Champion Cowboy
Matt Condo, five-time All-Around Champion Cowboy in Arcadia, 1971. Photo: Winnie Duncan

Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo

Commemorates the history of Florida's cattle industry and the work of its ranchers and cowboys. The rodeo originated as the informal exploits of cowboys in contest against one another, with only a few spectators. In 1929 the first organized rodeo was sponsored by the American Legion as a fund raiser, and in 1952 the All Florida Championship Rodeo Association was formed.

Originally submitted by: Charles T. Canady, Representative (12th District).



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