The Tecolotes de Los Dos Laredos (The Owls of both Laredos) is a Mexican baseball team that plays home games in both Mexico and the U.S. Half of their home games are played in a primary stadium in Laredo, Texas, and the other half are played in a stadium about forty minutes away and in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Monopoly on Truth represents a tapestry of perceived American values. The true shape of the elephant emerges from this tapestry when the responses to these questions come from all over the world and divergent walks of life.
The “world famous” Cody Nite Rodeo in Cody, Wyoming, the “rodeo capital of the world,” saw its 80th year of rodeoing for 90 nights straight in 2018. The rodeo was founded by Carly Downing, a former trick rider in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, in 1938.
During the 2016 Presidential Election, I was lucky enough to be a senior studying journalism in the key battleground state of Arizona. Traditionally a red state, there was constant talk of “turning Arizona blue.” Arizonans saw several visits from both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, their family members and other politicians, including First Lady Michelle Obama, stumping in support of their party’s candidate during the election cycle.
The nation’s only touring African American rodeo, the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo has brought bulldogging, roping, bareback bronco riding, bull riding, barrel racing and other events to cities across the nation for 27 years.
The farmlands of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Ontario are among the most productive in North America. Many of the farmers in these areas are different, but different by choice. They are Old Order Mennonites, sometimes called the “Plain People,” and they trace their heritage back hundreds of years.
The Cole Bros. Circus was the oldest, American Circus performing under the Big Top. W. W. Cole, who inaugurated the Cole Bros. Circus title in 1884, began his circus career in 1871, amassing fortune and fame by bringing to cities and villages the most astounding marvels of the day. Cole Bros. stopped touring in 2016.
When slavery was abolished in 1863, the Gullah Geechee people of the Sea Islands settled in the lands they once worked as slaves when plantation owners abandoned their property. They continued their traditions and created their own communities steeped in religion and African traditions. They are known as Gullah in North and South Carolina and Geechee in Georgia and Florida.