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Rodeo Confessions

Rodeo Confessions: Pretty Prairie Rodeo—Pretty Prairie, Kansas

May 14, 2012

Don Callyers, Truck Driver, Main Pen: Every once in a while, when I’m dragging metal across dirt, rearranging the pen for this event or the other, I’ll roll up the windows and put on the heater to get a good sweat going, and I’ll just close my eyes, sit back, and pretend for a few [...]

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Rodeo Confessions: Laredo International Fair & Exposition—Laredo, Texas

March 19, 2012

Alice Casper, Proprietor, Laredo Stitches: Can’t believe I sell a single goddamned one of these things, and yet here I am selling a hundred, hundred-fifty by lunchtime. I mean, a woman wants to buy a sewn handbag with a map of Texas on it, made from 2-bit thread and a dime-store zipper? I just don’t [...]

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