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Sunday rodeo draws large crowd to Gogebic Fairgrounds


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IRONWOOD — The rodeo came to town Sunday, and the crowd enjoyed the show at the Gogebic County Fair in Ironwood.

Temporary bleachers surrounding the pen were filled to the brim. Backed up pick-up trucks and a small number of chairs accommodated more folks while many people opted just to stand.

Announcer Caleb Claybrook, from Minnesota, warned viewers to stay 3 feet away from the fence line in case one of the animals happened to knock down any portion of it.

He described the activity as “the most dangerous sport in the world.”

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