I grew up riding horses and competing in rodeos, mostly team roping, calf roping, and some saddle bronc riding. I never rode bulls because those guys were plumb crazy, but during my time rodeoing, I certainly knew of Freckles Brown, a very famous bull rider. He had retired by the time I was competing, but he was still very well known. I didn’t know much about Lane Frost because he was after my time in the rodeo – I pretty much quit after high school and didn’t pay much attention to it. Lane was famous in the 1980’s and died young. I graduated high school in 1978 and didn’t follow the rodeo news much after that. I found my true lifelong passion by then, riding motorcycles.
Lane Frost passed away fairly early and one of his dreams was to be buried next to his hero Freckles Brown at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo. So while this cemetery is most famous for the final resting place of circus performers, it also his home to a couple of the most famous rodeo bull riders ever.
Once again, this is one of the images I processed with old D76 developer, so the negatives came out quite thing. I was able to salvage them in Lightroom but not nearly as much contrast as I would like.