Frontier Days starts in Cheyenne

Jul 16, 2013 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The annual cattle drive has marked the coming of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

While the rodeo is still a week away, residents and visitors alike crowded along roadways to watch hundreds of steers brought into town and secured at Frontier Park on Sunday.

CFD General Chairman Darin Westby says that 447 steers were herded along a three-mile route. He said the drive went off without a hitch, thanks in part to the many volunteers who donate their time to make it work.

Heather Franklin was among the hundreds of people who lined the route to watch the drive. She came from eastern Washington state.

Franklin said she loves attending Frontier Days every year.

Rodeo slack begins Wednesday, and the first official performance is Saturday.

The rodeo is billed as the biggest in North America, although other events also claim the title. The differences are based on definition of terms.

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