|Text on Button||STAMPEDE SHEEPSHEAD BAY SPEEDWAY AUG 5-12-1916|
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Union bug HENRY SCHWARTZ BADGES, BUTTONS NOVELTIES 15 ANN ST. N.Y.
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The Stampede at Sheepshead Bay Speedway ran from August 5th-12th in 1916 near Coney Island in New York and was the first and largest rodeo event east of the Mississippi at the time. Cowboys, cowgirls, Native Americans, and livestock such as cattle, horses, and bulls traveled from out west to New York City to compete in this event which was referred to as “the world series of cowboy events.” Men and women participated in events such as riding saddle and barebacking broncos, cowboy tricks and fancy roping, relay races, steer roping, trick riding, and wild horse races, to name some of the events. Teddy Roosevelt also attended the event and helped broker peace from two feuding cowboys from an event the day before.