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Livermore Rodeo Parade 2012
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The rodeo parade is on Saturday morning of "Rodeo Weekend", which is the second weekend of June.  It is held on 2nd Street.  These pictures are from June 9, 2012.
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#8 - U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
The United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, formed in 1967 and stationed in Barstow, California is the only remaining mounted color guard in the Marine Corps today. "American Heroes" are mounted on America's living legend “wild mustangs" of palomino color from the Bureau of Land Management "Adopt a Horse" program. Gunnery Sergeant Michael Bate from Pennsylvania is the staff NCO in charge of the Mounted color Guard along with; Sergeant Cole from Arizona, Sergeant Torrealba from California, Corporal Ryan from Arkansas, Corporal Paige from Texas, and Corporal Kessler from Washington. Thank you all!

#9 - Marine Corps Humvee 1st of three
Here comes the first of three military Humvees. Five branches of our Armed Services are represented here today; The Livermore recruiting offices of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, and the National Guard. Three have offered a look at their armored Humvees. These vehicles are used as informational tools to display their operational capabilities. The Army and Marine Humvees are provided by the Livermore Recruiting Offices, and the National Guard Humvee is provided by the National Guard Unit from Camp Parks in Dublin. Each of these Humvees will be on display at the Rodeo, along with other military vehicles. Many military personal will be participating in our patriotic Rodeo Grand Entry. Sunday is Patriot Day at the Rodeo. We will be honoring all military, so wear your Red, White, and Blue as we show support for our troops. Remember, the Rodeo's Grand Entry starts at 3pm both today and Sunday.

#10 - U.S. Army 11th Cavalry Horse Detachment

Returning for the fifth year is the U.S. Army 11th Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment based at Ft. Irwin in the Southern California desert. Originally formed on February 2, 1901, it is the oldest active regiment in the U.S. Army today. These men are active duty soldiers in the Army, and their horses are all donated. Many come untrained, so it is the soldier's responsibility to teach the cavalry skills to his horse.


#11 - U.S Army Humvee 2nd of three

Here is the U.S. Army Humvee driven by Staff Sergeant Alexander Voss. This is the second Humvee brought to you by the Livermore recruiting office.

#13 - U.S. Air Force and U.S Navy personal riding in two pickup trucks

Following our last Humvee is military personnel from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. Our thanks and support go out to all those who serve in a military uniform.


#14 - Livermore Rodeo's Portable Hoosegau

Watch Out!!! Here comes Livermore's "hoosegow." This portable jail was used during Rodeo Week in the 1950's and 60's, cruising First Street picking up anyone on the street not in Western attire. Various members of the Livermore Rodeo Association took turns driving the jail during that week. In 1958 Don Rasmussen picked up a young woman who was visiting from San Francisco, drove her down to the end of First Street to let her out, then invited her to have a beer with him at the Valley Inn. They were married in January of 1959 and celebrated their 53rd anniversary this year. Don and Jane raised their family in Livermore and still live here. The hoosegow was rebuilt a few years ago by lifelong resident John Greci. The walls and door are former parts of jail cells from the old Santa Rita Jail. The Hoosegow will be on display at the Rodeo today and Sunday. Anyone is welcome to hop in, but do it at your own risk – the jail has only one key and they don't always know where it is.

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