Program for the Elks' Round-Up at Cooper's Ranch

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Program for the Elks' Round-Up at Cooper's Ranch


A program for the Elks' Round-Up at Cooper's Ranch shows a list of prizes.

On June 2-3, 1923, the Elks threw a two-day rodeo at Cooper's Ranch (behind Cooper's Camp, in the Rodeo Grounds). The stated purpose was to raise money to send their band to a convention at the Grand Lodge in Atlanta, GA. However, much more money must have been spent in preparing for this “monster rodeo.”

"Nearly 100 carpenters were employed to build the arena, grandstands, and “Days of ’49” town. A regular frontier town will be built with all the necessary dance halls and gambling dens. The old fashioned bars will be much in evidence with all the old “kick” in everything but the liquid goods, but a tribe of dance hall girls will be there to make the merry makers forget that incident of ancient history."
—“Elks of Entire Southland Coming to Topanga Beach Rodeo June 2–3,” Santa Monica Evening Outlook, 1923-05-18




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“Program for the Elks' Round-Up at Cooper's Ranch,” Topanga Historical Society Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2024,