Welcome to the Story

Welcome to my website, dedicated to focusing on the rodeo history of Ada, Oklahoma and hopefully finding women who competed along the way.

The Ada Firemen’s Rodeo has a rich history in Ada that is still going on to this day. Throughout this site you will be able to find some history on Ada itself and on their rodeo from its beginning years in 1935, exploring their struggles and successes up until now.

On my blog you will be able to find multiple posts about my interactions with Ada and their rodeo, along with my account of attending the 2016 Ada Firemen’s Rodeo. These posts feature a more personal side of my research that I hope you will find informational entertaining.

The resources and images page is for your viewing pleasure and if you would like to request to use any of the images I took, please simply send me an email at bovaird@okstate.edu and I would be happy to work something out with you.

I hope you enjoy my research and learn more about Ada, Oklahoma and their world famous Firemen’s Rodeo!