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Pegasus Dallas RodeoQ: Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio each have big annual rodeos. So why doesn’t Dallas have a big to-do, too? A: Texas is rodeo country. In fact, as was so declared by the 75th state legislature in 1997, rodeo is our official sport. “Whereas, Texas is blessed with a rich and colorful history, and no event captures the unique spirit of the Lone Star State better than rodeo,” the resolution  reads. The document then goes on to give a capsule history of the sport, which, of course, dates back to the introduction of horses and cattle—two of rodeo’s main ingredients—by the Spanish at the turn of the eighteenth century, when conquistadores and vaqueros honed their equestrian skills out on the Texas range. The Lone Star…

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