The Colborn Bowl, Dublin, Texas

In 1946 the Dublin Rodeo Enterprises, Inc., with Clarence Leatherwood as president, constructed the Colborn Bowl -- the largest rodeo arena in the southwest at that time. The Dublin performance of the rodeo was changed from April to September and became the Pre-Madison Square Garden Rodeo to coincide with the annual trip to New York. As soon as the Dublin performance was finished, the entire rodeo -- lock, stock and barrel -- headed for the train.

The Colborn Bowl in Dublin became the largest outdoor rodeo arena in the southwest. Below are photographs that showcase the Bowl in the early years:

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