|John Bartram, 1911-1987, bronc rider extraordinaire|
I've already written a bit about my Grandpa John Bartram and his brother, Dutch. Here are some pictures and newspaper articles (thanks to Google News!) that detail their rodeo prowess.
|June 2, 1934. Berkeley Daily Gazette|
This one documents when Grandpa John
broke his back.
|June 1, 1937. San Jose News|
Ray "Dutch" Bartram was a winner
at the Madrone Rodeo
|August 10, 1937. Lodi News-Sentinel|
Both Grandpa John and Uncle Dutch
did well in the steer bucking and
steer roping events.
|I don't know anything about this picture. He looks|
just like my Uncle Jimmy (his oldest son) in it, though.
|At the Rowell Ranch Rodeo in Hayward, California. |
Grandpa John and Uncle Dutch both worked for Harry Rowell
in the 1930s and 40s.
|Hard to believe anyone can stay on a bull for a full eight seconds. |
These guys were true athletes!