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By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming's 'Giant Cowboy'

 

Charles Burton Irwin was a giant of a man.

In 1987, Tad Lucas, world famous champion cowgirl bronc rider said of C.B. Irwin, "Fat as he was, he could really ride. He used to run this old yellow horse half way around the track, only in the center field, yelling for me when I was riding his relay race horses. Relays were a big thing at Cheyenne, and C.B. always had a fast string for some of us to ride."

In 1979, Irwin was inducted, posthumously, into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame for his achievements as an outstanding stock contractor. Lucas was also inducted that year for her lifetime achieveme...



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