Casey Tibbs' Photographs and Journals

Apr 24, 2014

A dusty, forgotten box found in a California storage shed revealed rare photographs and journals of Casey Tibbs, the nine-time world bronc riding champion.  Five or more decades ago, he had given the documents to a long-time friend who is now in her late 90's.  The items were recently offered to the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Ft. Pierre where director Cindy Bahe said she was like a kid in a candy store when she opened the box.  It included photos of Tibbs with Dale Evans and several other actors, photos from the filming of "Born to Buck" and a rare photo of Tibbs with Miss South Dakota 1954, Cleo Harrington, whom he eventually married.  The journals were Tibbs' personal accounts of his life growing up on the prairie of South Dakota and when he fell in love with Cleo.  Bahe visited with Karl Gehrke about the find on today's Dakota Midday.

Casey Tibbs.