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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
CallNo: C7-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Carl Smith obituary comment   Type: Comments
Date of Origin: 2-26-1976   Provenance:
Size: 4 x 6"   Condition: good
Text: obituary 2-26-76 Carl Smith (age 117) of Seattle, Wash., was a rider at one time for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and Pawnee Bill Wild West Show. Not photo available adn just brief editorial in local paper from ass. press. Denver Post might have picked this up on their ass. press wire. Probably the last one of the old show group to die. Walt Thayer
Misc Info: hand-written note on white paper; ink is mostly blue; it's black where the author wrote over words. Looks like it was folded in half at some time. (This was found with Smith Ranch negatives.)
Subject: Carl Smith
Seattle, Washington
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show
Associated Press
Denver Post
Walt Thayer
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
N63-5a through N69-5a

CallNo: L11-E1a3  
Descriptive Title: From desk of Walt Thayer   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: 3-10-76   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: 
Text: From the desk of Walt Thayer; W. Thayer Box 2175 Wenatchee, Wash. 98801; Howdy Harry: For 20 years I kept old negatives of N. west rodeos on file and not long ago I threw out most of them as "dead" and not need to keep them. Now I suddenly get a request for several good photos of "active bucking horse scenes." of horse trying to buck off the rider. Do you have such a thing I could borrow for a few days? Will return them promptly. Went to see an old rodeo man, (86) Monday and found him in a nursing home; so no chance of photos from him. I still have some group photos of rodeo riders dating back to 1945. 73's Walt Thayer [back of letter] Sent 13 Pix to Walt 3-12-76 (line seperating text) Not returned to best of my knowledge.
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: rodeos
Walt Thayer
Wenatchee, Washington
  Related to:  E7-F2f1