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Pendleton Round-Up named best large outdoor rodeo

In this 2002 file photo, a rider competes at the Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Ore. (Don Cresswell / Associated Press)
In this 2002 file photo, a rider competes at the Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Ore. (Don Cresswell / Associated Press)
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PENDLETON, Ore. – The Pendleton Round-Up has been named the best large outdoor rodeo by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for the second year in a row.

The East Oregonian reported Friday that to lasso the title two years running, the Round-Up made some changes this year.

Those included installing a gourmet pop up restaurant called the 1910 Room and changing where the families of contestants are seated.

Round-Up publicity director Randy Thomas says rodeo committees from as far as away as Salinas, California, and Deadwood, South Dakota have visited to pick up tips.

The Pendleton Round-Up began in 1910 and attracts thousands of rodeo fans to Pendleton each summer for days.

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