Tri-County Fair,Bishop, California.Aug. 30-Sept.
Aug. 30-Sept. 2—County Fair, Elko,Nevada.Aug. 31-Sept.
Nevada Rodeo,Winnemucca.Aug. 31-Sept.
Championship SteerRoping Contest, Clovis,
Sept. 1-2—Williams, Arizona, Rodeo.Sept.
Nevada, Rodeo.Sept. 1-2—Kingman, Arizona, Rodeo.Sept. 2—St. Stephen's
Dance, Acoma Pueblo,
Antelope Valley Fair,Lancaster, California.Sept. 6-8—Arizona Game ProtectiveAssociation Convention, Wicken-burg.Sept.
Uranium Days, Moab,Utah.Sept.
Coconino County Fair,
Sept. 7-8—Socorro County Fair,
Mexico.Sept. 7-8—Winslow, Arizona, Rodeo.Sept. 9-12—Metal Mining
Indus-trial Mineral Convention
American Mining Congress, SaltLake City.Sept.
George, Utah.Sept. 12-15—Quay County Fair,
Washoe County Fair,Reno.Sept. 13-14—Galena Days Celebra-tion, Bingham, Utah.Sept.
Otero County Fair,Alamogordo,
Yavapai County Fair,Prescott, Arizona.Sept.
Sierra County Fair,Truth
Sept. 13-15—Valencia County Fair,Belen,
Mexico.Sept. 13-22—Utah State Fair, SaltLake City.Sept. 14-15—Horse Show
PonyExpress Race, Tonopah, Nevada.Sept.
Mining Celebration,Randsburg, California.Sept.
Races, Jicarilla Apache Indian
Mexico.Sept. 18-21—Curry County Fair,
CeremonialDances, Laguna Pueblo,
Sept. 19-20—San Juan County Fair,Farmington,
Hidalgo County Fair,Lordsburg,
GuadalupeBi-County Fair, Fort Sumner,
Navajo Tribal Fair,Window Rock, Arizona.Sept. 21-22—Barstow,
Rodeo.Sept. 23-27—Roosevelt County Fairand Rodeo, Portales,
Jack's Carnival, Sparks,Nevada.Sept. 27-29
Cochise County Fair,Douglas, Arizona.Sept. 28-30
Mohave County Fair,Kingman, Arizona.Sept. 28-Oct. 6—New Mexico StateFair, Albuquerque.Sept. 29-30—Fiesta
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