This documentary film traces the life of rodeo cowboy Fred E.H. Alvord’s in Texas and on the rodeo trail. Alvord was born in Callahan County, just outside of Baird, Texas in 1898. He grew up on a ranch where he learned to work livestock and develop as a cowboy. Alvord began his rodeo career in 1919, placing first in many rodeos in bareback riding, steer wrestling, and bull riding. In 1924 he sailed across the Atlantic with Tex Austin’s rodeo show, bound for Wembley Park’s in London. Along the way, Alvord worked in many of the big rodeos produced by Colonel W.T. Johnson and later, Everett Colborn’s World Championship Rodeos. He was a pioneer rodeo cowboy and businessman and his life and career spanned the first six decades of the twentieth century. This is his story.
Length 58 minutes