THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Jul. 18, 1927

¶ That rodeos are "brutal, demoralizing"; that they are "commercialized cruelty," the worst features of which are overadvertised to attract attendance from "mentalities below the average"—these accusations were put before President Coolidge by the Chicago Anti-Rodeo League. The League respectfully, earnestly requested the President not to attend the Tri-State Rodeo at Bellefourche.

To Bellefourche went the President and Mrs. Coolidge, sat in a box with Senator & Mrs. Peter Norbeck, saw the rodeo. They saw 13 steers bulldogged. In bulldogging, the cowboy gallops up to...

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