A note from the web designer . . .
Gerald's granddaughter, Shannan, I have grown up relishing the stories of
my Granddad's life and of his career . . . his wild stories of hitchhiking
and jumping on (and off) freight trains to get from rodeo to rodeo, emergency
airplane landings, Hollywood and being a cowboy stuntman, riding bulls and
wild horses, and so many more. I have heard so many wonderful stories throughout
the years. Every year many of us in the family try to go to the rodeo in
Strong City, Kansas (Granddad's hometown) or in Abilene, Kansas (where he
and my Grandma Pat have called home for over 40 years) hoping to hear more
stories. Granddad's always great at telling old cowboy poems too - we love
those! We are all very proud of him and wish to carry on his legacy and
stories of the sport of rodeo.
web site is dedicated to one of the greatest Professional Rodeo Cowboys
of all time . . .
I would also like to acknowledge my grandma Pat, who has relentlessly taken good care of my Granddad throughout the years. They are a good match because he likes to be babied. . .and she's good at babying him!
Although I have heard the stories printed in this web site many times, I used several sources (there are many more out there) to refresh my memory and to aid in putting them in writing - I wish to give the following journalists credit for their articles and thank them for keeping my Granddad's stories alive in print:
I also wish to give the following journalists credit for their articles about my Great-Granddad, E.C. and thank them for keeping his memory alive in print:
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