Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the Western United States. Our guest today is Sneed B. Collard III.
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For sixty years, the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale has helped keep Western traditions alive. Begun as a way for local ranchers to get rid of spoiled and unruly ranch horses, the Sale today has grown into a four-day celebration of rodeo, ranching, arts, and culture.
The actual auction of bucking horses and bulls remains at the heart of the event, but the Bucking Horse Sale has become a celebration of all aspects of Western life. It is, quite simply, the Cowboy Mardi Gras.
In The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, author Sneed B. Collard III helps bring this Western celebration alive. Through extensive interviews, spectacular photographs, and an action-filled blow-by-blow account of the festivities, the author gives readers a ringside seat to this iconic event.
Collard has written more than 50 books for young readers, and adults. In 2006, he won the prestigious Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for his body of work.
Visit Sneed B. Collard III's Web site.
Buy THE WORLD FAMOUS MILES CITY BUCKING HORSE SALE, and other books by Sneed B. Collard III at Fact & Fiction in Missoula, or at your local independent bookseller.
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
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Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans. And by the Montana Cultural Trust.
The music in this program was written and performed by Aaron Minnick, Drum Brothers, and John Floridis.
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