By Roger Dey

Eddie Grantier honored as last rodeo club Charter member


Last updated 8/31/2022 at 2:51pm

Roger Dey

Eddie Grantier visits with another old timer during the rodeo Saturday, July 2.

"We just liked rodeo. We didn't have no place to ride, so we built it," Eddie Grantier said while sitting in the shade near the Lincoln Rodeo Grounds snack bar during the rodeo Sunday, July 3.

In 1952, the newly chartered Lincoln Rodeo Club hosted its first rodeo on Labor Day on property a couple miles west of Lincoln leased to them by Gilbert Zimbleman.

Just 17 years-old at the time, Eddie w...

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