Welcome to Fat Stock Show and Rodeo Week here at OPOD. Fat Stock Shows and Rodeos are still big events across the West and South of the United States. It is usually a week long event, with rodeos every evening, and the stock shows during the day. Young people spend the year raising an animal . . . like a sheep, goat, steer or even a chicken or rabbit, and then "show" the animals at the event. Winning animals are then sold for big prize money. There usually are also show/contests for art, canned goods, garden produce, baked goods and even pickles. So, we will spend the week celebrating this great American tradition by looking at pictures from the last 100 years. Also, I hope you will share your memories of Stock Shows and Rodeos with us.