Archive - Jul 1, 2013
Before 1913, travel by car was both an adventure and a challenge due to the poor quality of dirt roads. The Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast road made for driving: instead of dirt, the highway was paved with concrete or gravel. The New York to San Francisco route made it possible for anyone with a car to drive across the country. The highwayâ€™s construction was an early sign that cars would transform American society.
The Rodeo Museum in Berwyn, which is set for a grand opening sometime this fall, has added a few more pieces to its vast collection of rodeo history and memrobilia.
In September of 2012, Blaine Partridge, the owner of the museum, recieved a saddle from Paul Tierney, one of Broken Bowâ€™s National Finals Rodeo contestants since its inception in 1959.
The museum will now also feature a hat from Lin Hilton, who was the NFR announcer in 1972 and served as the county extension agent in Burwell in the 1960s, where he also announced at junior rodeos across the state.