I grew up in Billings, Montana.
This is rodeo country; and the area has produced many national rodeo champions.
Three of these came from Red Lodge, Montana (about 60 miles from Billings.)
Every year, one of the more anticipated events was the Red Lodge Rodeo.
This rodeo had outstanding contestants including Bill and Bud Linderman and Turk Greenough. Here
is a list of their credits:
Saddle Back Champion 1933, 1934, 1936
BUD LINDERMAN Saddle Back
BUD LINDERMAN Bare Back
BILL LINDERMAN Bare Back
ALL AROUND COWBOY..................BILL LINDERMAN 1950 ,
All three are in the Cowboy Hall Of Fame. At the entrance to The
Cowboy Hall Of Fame there is a life size bronze statue of Bill Linderman.
(It was sculptured by Bob Scriver, of Browning, Mt.)
Also from the Red Lodge
area, were Alice and Marge Greenough. They were bronc and exhibition
riders. Alice was inducted in the National Cowgirls Hall Of Fame. In
1993, another Red Lodge cowboy won national honors: Deb Greenough
was named national bare back champion.
below is Bill Linderman.)