May/June 2011 California Country magazine
Story by Kate Campbell
Once the sport of ranch hands, rodeo continues to embody the spirit of the American West and the culture of California. Arena Legacy, by Richard C. Rattenbury, history curator at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, collects the art and traditions of rodeo in a beautifully illustrated coffee-table book. $65 from University of Oklahoma Press. Order by phone at 800-627-7377 or online at www.oupress.com.