The Homestretch | Jul 10, 2012 | 6:50
Tom Three Persons
It's the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede and here on The Homestretch we are talking about some of the people who've been part of its history. Aritha van Herk is a professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Calgary, a novelist, and the author of Mavericks: an Incorrigible History of Alberta. She is also the Calgary 2012 writer in residence at the Calgary Stampede. She talks about the first rodeo hero of the 1912 Stampede. By successfully riding an outlaw horse called Cycline, Tom Three Persons earned the title "World Champion Cowboy."