An old friend “George Kirchner” died years ago – I went over to help his widow Move - - a I was goint through JUNK I found this
The Date is 1940
Walt Heacock at 86 in 1988
I have many memories of their stories while his Wife served the beer
Walt was born in 1902 in Groton S.D. one of 20 children and often talked of a brother Charlie - The family left S.D. after a Fire leveled their ranch.
I seamed like everyone I knew as a youth has a World Champion Saddle for some event from 1915 to 1940 and that brought many questions in my mind.
Walt told me that in those days every Rodeo Proclaimed their own World Champion
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