PHOTO: Ponoka’s Bud Butterfield in this archive rodeo photo

PHOTO: Ponoka’s Bud Butterfield in this archive rodeo photo

Remember When features Ponoka Bud Butterfield in this archive rodeo photo.

By Mike Rainone

This classic action photo features Ponoka’s own Bud Butterfield in perfect position to take down his steer before a packed house at a 1960s Calgary Stampede. Brothers Tom, Brian, and Bud Butterfield began their colourful rodeo careers in the Boy’s Steer Riding event in the 1950s, and after joining the Cowboys’ Protective Association in 1956 Bud would enjoy an illustrious and colourful eight-year run through the pro-circuit that included six Canadian Steer Wrestling Championships from 1956 to 1963, including four at the prestigious Calgary Stampede.

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