Casey Tibbs was born in a log cabin in South Dakota where the family raised cattle and captured wild horses. He became the youngest cowboy to win a national saddle bronc championship at age 19. Casey held the PRCA record of seven saddle and bareback championships and was twice World All-Round Rodeo Champion. Life magazine featured him on its cover in 1951. He worked as an actor while still on the rodeo circuit and had jobs as both a stuntman and stunt coordinator. Many of his movie roles cast him to portray himself. In the 1972 movie Junior Bonner, Casey was the rodeo coordinator and an actor. A huge bronze statue of Casey, on the bull Necktie, dominates the entrance to the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs.
This Casey Tibbs History Mug is part of our Rodeo series which includes many unique rodeo stars. Activities involved in the practice of herding cattle were the basis of what became modern day rodeos. Nowadays cowboys and cowgirls compete in steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, bull riding and barrel racing.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.