First Worked at the Stampede in 1937
My family lived two blocks from the Stampede Grounds for twenty five years at 526 14th Avenue East. It was my playground for hockey, football, baseball and swimming in the Elbow River.
My sister, Hazel, and I first worked at the Stampede in 1937 peeling potatoes for a food stand. My last job in 1947 at age nineteen was determining the odds for race horses by adding the win tickets sold on all horses in a race and phoning the results to the odds board three times every race.
This year, at age 84, I will be attending the Stampede with my ten member California family, son, daughter, spouses and grandchildren.