Adrian Foote Memorial Rodeo: Going Above Tradition

Photo courtesy Phillip Kitts

By Phillip Kitts

The rodeo road often provides folks with much more than an opportunity to make money.

Recently our traveling team was called back to New Town, N.D., to cover a rodeo that is much more than action and dirt.

The Adrian Foote Memorial Rodeo is in its ninth year as a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, and much like other rodeos, there is a certain amount of pageantry and tradition that come along with hosting a western event.

However, this rodeo goes way above tradition. The Foote family, headed by Blane Foote, have taken the concept of a rodeo to honor their father and transitioned it to both a museum for North Dakota rodeo as well as its own Hall of Fame.

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